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UXbarn says

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is trying to increase censorship and regulate our Internet. Let’s have our voices against them for our Internet!

https://www.google.com/intl/en/takeaction/

It’s very ridiculous about this meeting to control the Internet usage and, AFAIK , they also want to set the policy about an extra fee for accessing the information.

Google then setup the “Take Action” campaign to collect our voices. I totally agree with the quote:

A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice.

So, let’s vote for our future!

https://www.google.com/intl/en/takeaction/
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infuse01 says

Good Initiative. We should really make all people aware of that and of the fact that there are some bad forces in goverments and corporates who will be always trying to bring the internet to fall. THIS is not the first attempt and for sure not the last. (ACTA, SOPA ,...)

WE definitely have to raise our voices otherwise we’ll be first-rowed witnesses who sees the internet to die.

Google has made a great step to prevent this, but it is in our discretion to help them and ourselves to achieve our goals and safe the internet from being interrupted.

Make everybody aware of the facts. Talk to other people. Take steps against those bad forces.

C’mon and group together :)

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VF says

That google page managed to give me the impression that Governments doing evil activity just via the black graphics on that page. And other people related to media are showed as “colorful”. This doesn’t seems like result of openness but twisting/tampering the freedom of point of views :D

What exactly the governments decided – or going to decide? I don’t think just an effort towards censorship as an evil activity – better wait and see what goverments comes with and then show the restriction if needed. As of now it looks like google trying to govern things as if they are taking all the responsibilities of issues caused by openness :P

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UXbarn says

That google page managed to give me the impression that Governments doing evil activity just via the black graphics on that page. And other people related to media are showed as “colorful”. This doesn’t seems like result of openness but twisting the point of views :D

What exactly the governments decided – or going to decide? I don’t think just an effort towards censorship is not an evil activity – better wait and see what goverments comes with and then show the restriction if needed. As of now it looks like google trying to govern things as if they are taking all the responsibilities of issues caused by openness :P

I agree to your point about making governments look evil in the graphic but I think we’d better look at the context they are trying to say.

What if one day you couldn’t access ThemeForest with the censorship policy? Or perhaps other websites you like? Don’t you think that is a restriction against our freedom to access any information over the Internet?

Looking at the context, regardless of whoever setup the campaign, I think what they are doing is right for people globally. :)

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TimOstanin says

I agree to your point :)

Voted +1

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VF says

@UXbarn, How do we know exactly what content / site going to be censored – did that Google page mentioned anything particular? Collecting a voice for “nothing” shows something wrong on google’s side! Information is more powerful than emotion! That google page doesn’t looks like informative!

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UXbarn says

@UXbarn, How do we know exactly what content / site going to be censored – did that Google page mentioned anything particular? Collecting a voice for “nothing” shows something wrong on google’s side! Information is more powerful than emotion! That google page doesn’t looks like informative!

The summary is in this page: https://www.google.com/intl/en/takeaction/whats-at-stake/. There is also “More voices” section below for related information.

Anyway, currently we can’t know which contents and websites are going to be censored but if the censorship proposal is there, who knows, one day it may affect us without prior notice.

If we have a chance to prevent it before it is going to happen, I think it would be better.

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VF says

^ I spent many hours on their pages. What they managed to repeat is “internet is not actually governed by anyone before and it should continue same way”. But this is wrong, as of now internet is governed exactly by google – thats why they don’t want governments to interfere this. :D

If google is humble enough to care about freedom, they should’t collect voice at this stage. If they have enough info to share about results/consequences then it would be reasonable. Btw, another funny image from google about evil activity:

Wonders of media and their way of communication / representation :D

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rabidflash says

^^I didn’t find anything funny in the recent arrest of two girls in Mumbai for a facebook post which was a direct result of the govt. regulating the internet. Luckily, the girls have got enough media attention to escape jail.

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VF says

^^I didn’t find anything funny in the recent arrest of two girls in Mumbai for a facebook post which was a direct result of the govt. regulating the internet. Luckily, the girls have got enough media attention to escape jail.

That is off topic – specific to one peculiar govt / situation. Even these situation happen due to not having a well known policy about communication limits / freedom. If media have to help on these things, that means law isn’t followed or formed properly. That differs a lot from adding restrictions (google’s personal issue I would say :D ). We have rights of speech through internet but where and when becomes very important due to traffic. The anonymity should not be taken granted which is the problem of internet :)

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