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[–]SundogsPlace 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They destroyed it for the EU but we're not far behind.

[–]Rowan 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I hope this backfires on them.

[–]FormosaOolong 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

EU/UK is always the trial run before deploying anything in the US.

[–]Vigte[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Usually deploys to Canada and Oceania before seeping slowing into the US too, lots of ways to infiltrate USA, you guys are the last bastion of hope at this point.

[–]FormosaOolong 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

you guys are the last bastion of hope at this point

Dear gods, that's a sorry state we're all in then!

[–]upfastcurier 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

except weapons and weapons systems.

[–]FormosaOolong 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

So the linktax essentially translates to discouraging or penalizing those who are bringng you more traffic. How does this make sense?

[–]Vigte[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

It doesn't and is probably why some of these service providers will just pack up shop entirely in Europe, rather than figure out how to navigate this legalese swamp they are creating

[–]upfastcurier 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

no way. any service provider whose main demographic/target audience lie in europe will not simply pack up. they might as well declare bankruptcy at that point. we have one of the largest ISPs in the world in the nordic countries; they're not going to seize their operations over something like this.

i could only see entities outside of EU who do not make much money from EU withdrawing their services.

for example, a lot of news articles and such from the US preemptively blocked access to EU browsers to 'avoid the legalese swamp' (and to make a message, i guess); newspapers like the tampa bay, florida times, that very clearly have their target audience in the US. but what about US newspapers that are more global or that do target EU? for example The Guardian, The Times, etc: they haven't shut off access. neither will they ever do. why? money.

so, any service provider currently making money of EU will not back out just because of regulations. it would be a career killer that makes no sense.

for a moment, just imagine how many concessions huge corporations like blizzard and valve are making to the chinese just to be able to sell their games there. a lot of corporations even sell enough shares to Tencent (a chinese company) simply because they cannot ignore the customers of china, and Tencent is the cheapest way to tap into that market.

i think the idea that these regulations from the EU will stop internet traffic entirely are completely baseless and shows a lack of understanding for internet censorship and control.

[–]Vigte[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

:( How the fuck can this happen...