Friday, September 30, 2005

EU wants hand in the internet pie

The extra-national body that wanted to regulate how much chest construction workers and beer frauleins could show, the EU, now wants partial control over the internet:
The European Union insisted Friday that governments and the private sector must share the responsibility of overseeing the Internet, setting the stage for a showdown with the United States on the future of Internet governance.
OVER MY DEAD BODY. The EU is a hyper-regulating entity. What the U.S. does with the internet is not regulation but standardization. The internet is global resource because the U.S. doesn't regulate it heavily. The EU would run it into the ground. Imagine, you try to load your favorite site and you get this message:

We're sorry. Due to EU regulations, this site must only work 35 hours a week. When we return, it may take 3-5 years to load. Screw off, American.

Besides, the last thing anyone wants is a proliferation of Hasselhoff scheizer videos.

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