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03/26/2019

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Mike Roberts

Wow! Incredible but so believable.

Mind you, the comment about people going about their business completely oblivious applies to so many other important issues too, particularly environmental degradation.

I'm glad, for now (though I note Dave Cullen's prediction about this being a template for similar legislation elsewhere), that I no longer live in Europe.

steve c

Generally, anything centralizing power is bad, anything reducing competition is bad, but is the status quo working very well either? The internet and the quality of media content is a real mess.

Overall, I think a step in the wrong direction, but what about fair compensation for original content creators? (Leaving aside the questionable quality or agenda of much media output. )

I heard nothing specific about costs. The devil is in the details, but maybe a sliding scale fee based on readership of linking websites? I wonder how small a micro transaction can get before the computing power to manage it costs more than the amount in question?

Maybe a cheaply enabled and enforced "link tax" both ways, where small sites get a piece when they are linked to? Also,I may have missed who is paying for all the new tech and programmers to enforce the new rules.

FWIW, this news came up on my MSM newsfeed, so I think most people will hear about it, though they may not take to the streets with pitchforks.

Thanks for continuing to post.

Alexander Ač

Dave,

thanks a lot for your thankless effort, few can even imagine how defeating it is (in Flatland). Once I realised the full scope and implications of Flatland (human brain largely and decisively driven by mostly unconscious inctincts), I stopped "worry" about so many things, since they bacame inevitably cast in stone. Yes, future (of Homo Sapiens) is predictable.

So once agan, many thanks for sharing your ideas for those 17 people, who care.

best,
Alex

Mike Cooper

I hope that the EU regulations end up being too difficult to enforce. Hard to say. I have to say though, there's no way a no-deal Brexit with a Tory gorvernment would be a good thing. Although it would just help to speed up the inevitable.

Also I'm very much looking forward to reading some serious writing from you again Dave. The Decline of the Empire is too serious not to be written about.
Cheers
Mike

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Maybe a cheaply enabled and enforced "link tax" both ways, where small sites get a piece when they are linked to? Also,I may have missed who is paying for all the new tech and programmers to enforce the new rules.

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