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.
@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.
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