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[...] everything intended for publication by and for EU internet users will have to make a round-trip through an American server, allowing US corporations to spy on and censor the public discourse of Europeans, and get paid millions for doing so.

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

#censorship #DeleteArticle13 #uploadfilters #Article13 #surveillance

Julia Reda: ยซBut itโ€™s important to me to underscore that the solution to bad legal proposals and unbalanced lobbying is not to curse or even advocate leaving the EU. (In fact, itโ€™s Anti-EU, Euro-skeptic and right-wing parties that are responsible for giving these proposals majority support in the Committee! Donโ€™t let Eurosceptic politicians get away with voting in favour of breaking the Internet and then blaming the EU for it later!)ยป
juliareda.eu/2018/06/saveyouri

Plants are cool. You can eat them, you can poison people with them, they're pretty, they eat the SUN, they're friends with bumblebees

They're the whole fuckin package

Sometimes, you walk into a tree
Sometimes, the tree walks out

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Why is this "Article 13" so bad? Show more

โ€œYou can write a story that will just . . . keep on going?โ€
โ€œAbsolutely.โ€
โ€œForever?โ€
โ€œYes sir.โ€ My heart was in my throat. How the fuck was I going to do that?

Armistead Maupin before starting โ€˜tales of the cityโ€™. Priceless memoir.

New thing on mastodon.social: You can make invite links personal so the person who signs up using the invite automatically follows you

If you are an iOS developer, you might want to join the developers union (no, there are no dues ;-)

thedevelopersunion.org/support

Some ideas for FSF campaigns:

Try to persuade more people uploading to YouTube to select a CC license rather than the YouTube Standard license. This will more easily allow non-Youtube sites to copy and host the same content without legal problems.

General promotion of PeerTube.

Promote the fediverse as an alternative to Twitter/Facebook

At events or talks give a fediverse address in preference to a Twitter URL.

Maybe consider moving Savannah to Gitea, or running Gitea in addition.

Advocate for free software projects to not be hosted on Github.