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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by perro547, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. looney2nz

    looney2nz Research Geek, Mad Scientist

    So Cal
    sadly, they're winding up the cricket bats around NOW... ok ok, not necessarily cricket bats (Theresa May refuses to budge, even though the vast majority of the UK don't want all the hassle and cost involved in being excised from the EU.)

    Let's hope someone grows a spine, and says loudly and clearly what the limits of this law are for EU and US folks!

    I agree with @Abysmal Vapor from the side reading I've been doing on this, pick your outrage, many groups of network ops, sys admins, lawyers/assistants, have been pulling their hair out over this on both sides of the pond for prolly over a year. I would not dismiss it out of hand. But I would try and carve out a good description of this very U.S. owned and based site for any future encounters. Be Prepared :)
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  2. Alexis

    Alexis Well-Known Member

    Well if that is the case, then the schemers behind such criticallly important plots hqve far too much time on their hands, considering that they "planted" him here 5 years ago with 6 posts, just enough to provide some authentic cover until, one day...he springs forward at the moment of truth to activate this long-planned political endeavour. :lol:
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  3. Hackerman

    Hackerman User

    Out there
    Just curious... how many years ago did this new EU 'law' go into place?
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  4. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

    The Far East
    I demand you all annoint me as King Cannabis and shower me in buds.
  5. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

    The "law" in general went into effect many years ago. However, it was updated and made much more broad in scope and enforcement and went into effect, I think, in May of last year. (2018)

    It is one of the reasons why you're getting cookie notification click-throughs on any site that is in the EU. (And, on sites outside of the EU where an attorney has an abundance of caution.)
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    VAPEHUNTER Well-Known Member

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  7. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

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  8. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

    The Internet
    I'm loving this thread. This is too funny! :rofl:

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  9. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

    7th heaven - 666th pit (EU)
    A couple . There was another similar law which was replaced by this one. Anyway there is no point of quoting this EUROPEAN law since he is citizen of US also even if you do ,you should do that in a PM to the moderators not in a public thread,after all you are trying to keep low profile. Let that thread be a lesson to anyone who lets paranoia take over common sense. :).
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  10. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

    Reddit's answer to the recent EU changes:

    ERROR: COPYRIGHT NOT DETECTED. What EU Redditors Can Expect to See Today and Why It Matters
    ANNOUNCEMENTS ak-manMarch 20, 2019

    We’ve spent a lot of time in the past year sharing updates and information on proposed changes to the EU Copyright Directive. Even though Reddit is an American company, we’d be highly impacted by changes to the law, as would our European users. It could even impact the availability of services we provide to non-EU users.

    At its heart, changes to the law (known as Article 13), would force us to proactively confirm that the OP of any given post has the necessary copyright permissions to share it– something functionally impossible without installing automated content filters. Another part of the law, known as Article 11, would also force a change in how we process link posts, and could even impact discussions of specific news articles. Such regulations would create a chilling effect that penalizes smaller platforms and creators in favor of the large companies and media conglomerates that are already employing (or selling) automated content filters (to disastrous effect). But don’t just take our word for it. Check out what the guy at the UN whose literal job it is to protect free expression worldwide has to say about it.

    This is a business issue for us– make no mistake. The passage of the new EU Copyright Directive would seriously impact Reddit’s ability to compete in the market against bigger players. But it’s also about more than that. Throughout our history, we have stood up against legislative efforts around the world that threaten to make the internet more closed, whether it was fighting against SOPA/PIPA in the US, or against the repeal of net neutrality protections.

    What is most disappointing about the current EU Copyright Directive is the closed and opaque process by which we got here. Activists and normal netizens have been left out as things have kicked from backroom deal to backroom deal. Citizens exercising their right to be heard have been denigrated by those in power as “the mob.” There have been attempts to reschedule plenary votes as a means of pre-empting civil society demonstrations.

    Despite these headwinds, you’re all doing incredible things to make your voices heard, whether through direct protests or by presenting the largest petition in history. Right here on Reddit, communities are actively discussing the Directive’s pros and cons in a civil and informed way that many (incorrectly) say isn’t possible on the internet anymore. And today, we’re joining together with platforms, creators, and civil society on Action Week against the Directive.

    What’s Happening?
    Starting today, March 21 (Brussels time!), when Reddit desktop users in EU countries attempt to make a top-level post on Reddit, they will be met by a simulated error message citing failure to confirm the copyright on their post (don’t worry, in actuality, your post will be fine). This experience, meant to mimic the automated filters that users would encounter should the Directive pass, will last through March 23rd, when IRL demonstrations are planned across Europe.

    This is all leading up to the final Plenary vote on the Directive in the EU Parliament likely next week (though exact date still TBC).


    What Can You Do?
    We hope that our EU users will take this opportunity to educate themselves and get involved. Most important is to contact your MEP (be civil and polite when explaining your point). You could also participate in one of the demonstrations this weekend– check here for one that is near you. Or, you could read up on the issues and share your point of view right here on Reddit.

    The bottom line is that the internet works better when it’s open. While copyright reform is important, it shouldn’t come at the expense of everyday people’s ability to express themselves online.
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  11. Maninthemachine

    Maninthemachine Active Member

    Funniest part when they’re broke and he starts selling shower curtain rings s earrings lol miss you buddy.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2019
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  12. ginolicious

    ginolicious Well-Known Member

    This was very entertaining. Thank you for this everyone!
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  13. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

  14. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Tooky, Granite State
    Aww, we are gonna miss you dog...547
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  15. Madri-Gal

    Madri-Gal Child Of The Revolution

    Livin' in the 707
    I just feel, I dunno, kind of rejected. Like, why doesn't this person want to hang out with us any more ? We were really nice until he left. Now I feel like saying things like "don't let the door hit you on the way out ", and "take your sh*t and get out "and I never say things like that, unless a breakup is involved. I find myself wondering what if the OP comes back, reads these posts, and can't comment because his account was deleted. That's terrible, but funny as hell. I just hate myself for laughing. I think it's from stress over the rejection, or low blood sugar. I ate a donut this morning, and I'm such a Bit after I eat donuts. Any pastry before noon, really. If I even have sugar on my cereal, I get so cranky. I'd never be mean if it weren't for sugar, but I can't give it up, you know ? However, I think in this case it's justified. Not that the OP knew me, or of my existence, but it's my group too!
    And to ask that everything be erased ! Who does that ? Other than the OP. Obviously the OP does it. I don't do it. I didn't even know you could do it. I'm still not real sure you can. I mean, if you can, there are a few things I would like deleted, but in a more targeted and judicious way. Not this scorched earth, remove all trace, kind of way. Maybe just a few photos. Possibly a short video, that was totally private. I thought I was in love, you know ?
    I think maybe if you're European you can erase things. Europe is such a weird country, what with topless beaches everywhere. Of course, they want content deleted ! Take the family to the beach, someone uploads photos of the day, and there's Granny, and Auntie and the girl cousins hanging out everywhere, which is totally fine ( who doesn't like boobs?), but I can see where you might not want it on the internet, exactly. I get that. But, I mean, topless at the beach, but you don't want people to see your breasts? How confusing is that? But, European. It's culture and everything.
    I never knew the OP, but I can't help feel lesser for the loss. Not of the OP, just...something. But, I'm going to vape a bowl and eat some protein, and I'll be fine. I'm sure.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2019
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  16. Brian420pm

    Brian420pm Maker Of Rules, Dealing With Fools

    Kansas, USA, Earth
    I've been using online forums since they were first created, and it's a rare event to find one that allows you to delete your own account. All forums that are missing that feature have users go postal like this, huffing and puffing! :)

    Usually the admins have no choice... they are stuck with the tools that the forum programmers have given them. It's a complicated feature to program, so maybe it's not part of this XenForo ~$150 forum package.

    I'm all for giving users full control of their accounts, and I bet a large majority don't even know they can't delete them. If someone wants to skip out they could fill their profile with bogus info and then edit every post and simply delete the text. Quoted text is still left behind but nobody would expect a feature to reach inside other's posts.

    I've seen a lot of these exits, but never have I seen one quote THE LAW yikes! ha
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  17. pakalolo

    pakalolo Toolbag v1.1 (candidate) Staff Member

    Other side of your screen
    Not here. You can edit your profile but posts older than 6 hours can't be edited.

    This is the crux of the matter. There is no way to avoid this and there is no practical way to clean it up. Anything quoted will come up in a Google search. Furthermore, deleting your posts doesn't remove them from Google cache.
  18. HerbieVonVapster

    HerbieVonVapster Well-Known Member

    Thanks all I needed a good laugh today and wow this post helped with that.
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