[pp.int.general] EU block filter

bakel362 at planet.nl bakel362 at planet.nl
Tue Mar 30 14:51:10 CEST 2010

The problem with filtering is that the PP should by all means avoid the impression not to be opposed against child porn! In NL, we had for some time the pedo-party (which was a failure), don't let anyone think that this PP is related to our PP!
Dutch civil rights organisation Bits Of Freedom i.m.o. gave the proper argument: filtering distracts from the real issue (*). Smart pedophiles will find their own ways to share pictures (which makes them even hard to find for the police!). So filtering is only a burden to *stupid* pedophiles. And to lots of people who can't get access to their legitimate websites, e.g. for adult porn. And it brings us on the slippery slope that censorship can be legitimate under circumstances.
The dutch constitution is explicit: checking info *in advance* (before publishing) is *never* allowed. (There is just one exception: commercial advertising.) Of course, *after* publication one might be exposed to criminal prosecution.
(*) Similar to the Christmas Detroit bomber. First "Pavlov" reaction of the authorities: we need more equipment, and we should forget ethical reservations about total body scans! While actually the authorities made the dreadful mistake to ignore the alarming phone calls that preceded this accident. 


Van: pp.international.general-bounces at lists.pirateweb.net namens Nicolas Sahlqvist
Verzonden: di 3/30/2010 10:52
Aan: Pirate Parties International -- General Talk
Onderwerp: Re: [pp.int.general] EU block filter

I do agree that this is a censor filter that we do not want, but neither do we want to have ACTA, INDECT, IPRED etc. and we are actually having a PPI conference for the main purpose of voting for statutes and new candidates for the board of PPI so this will be the main topic. We could perhaps delegate it for discussion in the workgroups of our participants that are not delegates and come back to the feedback of there discussions during our social events in the evenings etc. 

- Nicolas
  PPI member

2010/3/30 Blazej Kaczorowski <blazej.kaczorowski at gmail.com>

	This is sick ... this should be main topic on Brussels PPI conference!
	PP Poland

	On 27/03/2010, Nicolas Sahlqvist <nicco77 at gmail.com> wrote:
	> The European commissioner for home affairs (Cecilia Malmström) seems to
	> think that by putting Internet in Europe into a cage is a good way to fight
	> child sex exploitation:
	> http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/imported/critics-chide-commission-plans-to-fight-sexual-exploitation/67493.aspx
	> How about chasing the exploiters instead of censoring the Internet? This
	> madness was stopped in Germany, now we have the chance to stop it on a
	> higher level (EU etc.) so how should we go about it?
	> For more information about how Internet is censored:
	> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship
	> - Nicolas
	Pirate Parties International - General Talk
	pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net

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