Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.
Please help. This is important.
If someone can translate this into any other #EU language, please do, and send forth. I will boost. We need this to go as far and wide as possible.
Thank you all.
The additional thing is that #Fediverse might get a visibility boost (yeah, I said it) from the Europarliament, since we might get featured in a debate at some point.
@rysiek In German: Aufruf an alle #Fediverse Admins von Instanzen in der #EU. Die #CopyrightDirektive kommt und wir müssen unseren EU Parlamentariern zeigen, wie sehr europäische Internetseiten betroffen sind.
Bitte kontaktiert mich. Ich brauche nur euren Domainnamen, den EU Staat in dem die Seite gehostet wird und das grobe Thema der Instanz. Die ungefähre Nutzerzahl wäre hilfreich, ist aber nicht nötig.
Bitte helft mit, das ist wirklich wichtig!
@ctrlaltchaos @rysiek unabhängig von den eskalierenden regulierungen, sollten wir erforschen wie wir mastodon instancen anonym als hidden service betreiben können.
@ivesen which instance?
@ivesen thanks, added. Can you share estimated number of users?
@ivesen thank you!
@lain doesn't matter. The Directive will affect everything. And even if there are some exceptions, they will be artificial and eventually dismantled.
We either stop it now, or we get stuck with it.
@lain ah nice. Problem with that, of course, is that "profit-making purposes" is so wide that it's almost irrelevant.
I mean, yeah, private instances will not fall under that. But as soon as you accept any donations...
Trilogue Proposal Amendment 143:-
The definition of online content sharing service providers under this Directive does not cover microenterprises and small sized enterprises within the meaning of Title I of the Annex to Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC
2003/361/EC Annex 1, Article 2, Clause 3:-
a microenterprise is defined as an enterprise which employs fewer than 10 persons and whose annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet total does not exceed EUR 2 million.
Freedumb vs. Regulation
The US-based congloms want to mine data, they want to profit, they want eyeballs watching their shit to keep them in the green. They want all the content, and they don’t give a shit where it comes from or who’s entitled to it as long as they profit.
They pay huge amounts of money to people who rephrase this desire in terms of “Freedom”, and the pseudo-left tech circle-jerk jump to attention and run off less than half-cocked.
Is the EU perfect? Fuck no. Its a bureaucratic mess of the highest order, a centrist (at best) neoliberal wet dream made manifest.
Do I lend a certain amount of credence to it, as against the well-oiled P.R. machines of Google, Facebook et al & their “useful idiots”?
Yes, especially when it is trivial to show that they are all lying to us.
@rysiek Do we just message you here or do you prefer somewhere else?
icosahedron.website, netherlands [server] and germany [admin contact / owner], nominally 800 users but practically about 100 daily active, topic is generalistic
@halcy message me here. Thank you, added!
@rysiek Good luck!
@rysiek my instance is a single user and is located in Germany. No particular topics.
@vinzv added, thanks
@rysiek in what way not-for-profit or small instances are affected by current state of legislation?
Invite-only Mastodon server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!