[RSF.org] European Union adopting regulations that will penalize Internet users

Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the consequences that the European Union’s adoption of the so-called Telecoms Package will have for bloggers and other Internet users. [...]

The package should have given the EU the opportunity to guarantee Net neutrality, but all of the amendments that the European Parliament proposed with this in mind have been rejected by the council. Instead, the principle of Net neutrality is being ignored and the package seems well on its way to being approved as is. [...]

Google, Yahoo! and Amazon also advocate Net neutrality, unlike mobile phone companies and Internet Service Providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast [...] The principle of non-discrimination is enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. [...]

Read and sign the open letter to the European Parliament on Net neutrality: http://www.laquadrature.net/en/we-must-protect-net-neutrality-in-europe-... [...]
Watch this interview with Jérémie Zimmermann, co-founder of “La Quadrature du Net,” a citizens collective : [...]

http://www.rsf.org/European-Union-adopting.html