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Yet another attack on freedom of the Internet: plugged the mouth within 48 hours or else ... make 13 thousand euro

We are used. We do not make time to rejoice because an amendment like the one D'Alia is withdrawn after a hard and long battle on the Internet, that there appeared another proposal nothing short of absurd. L 'latest attempt to put a gag on the Internet. This time it comes to what they expected the bill concerning wiretapping regarding what are called the "computer sites" ... I will be very brief, because the text of the bill is very explanatory and indicted because if we add that this bill the government has placed the trust will be easy to imagine what will happen. Just the mere reading of Article. 1, paragraph 28 of the decision to understand the severity dlla situation:

Article 8 of Law February 8, 1948, n. 47, as amended, shall be amended as follows:
a) after the third paragraph is inserted as follows:
"For the radio or television, statements or corrections are made ​​under Article 32 of the consolidated radio and television, of the legislative decree 31 July 2005 n. 177. For computer sites, statements or corrections are published, within forty-eight hours of the request, with the same graphic characteristics, the same method of access to the site and the same visibility of the news which they relate ";

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e) after the fifth paragraph is inserted as follows:
"Same procedure can avail with the offender, if the Director in charge of the newspaper or periodical, the head of the radio, television or broadcasting or telecommunications does not publish the denial or correction request."

In short, when this text is approved, you will be able to compel the owner of a blog to remove the contents of an item within 48 hours of the request by those who consider themselves harmed. The fundamental problem is that in this way, in amniera very similar to what happens to the newspapers, the simple bloggers will do better not to post content that could be uncomfortable to someone especially if you are not sure you can read e-mail in the hours and giorniseguenti in the publication. .. otherwise they will be forced to pay a rate that fluctuates between 15 and 25 million old lira.

For the moment I do not want to add anything else but my indignation. But in the coming days we will return to talk about the issue in more depth.

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  1. Albe
    June 11, 2009 at 9:30 | # 1

    Hello Stephen, I published this your link on my facebook page ... .diffondiamo the word ... as long as we can! but I'm thinking of changing things well ... now this country is rotten. There is no hope.

    Congratulations on the blog!
    Albe

  2. stefano
    June 11, 2009 at 9:45 | # 2

    @ Albe:
    thanks for helping to spread the problem.
    We're drifting, if we're not already ... anyway, we're in bad shape, but the leave is the last street in my opinion :)

  3. June 11, 2009 at 10:35 | # 3

    Mmmm ... Beautiful shit. But it is not unconstitutional? See the entry: "freedom of expression".

  4. stefano
    June 11, 2009 at 10:38 | # 4

    @ Napolux:
    the problem is that the simple bloggers can be compared to real newspapers.
    We'll see what he thinks Napolitano sull'incostituzionalità ... but I highly doubt in a speech without a strong mobilization.

  5. andrea
    June 19, 2009 at 2:13 | # 5

    Albe wrote:

    Hello Stephen, I published this your link on my facebook page ... .diffondiamo the word ... as long as we can! but I'm thinking of changing things well ... now this country is rotten. There is no hope.
    Congratulations on the blog!
    Albe

    Do not give up! Are we not in us having to go.
    However, I have some clear points of this law.
    I did not understand if the amendment request must be founded (contained false, defamatory or otherwise offensive), or any request made by anyone, is considered valid.
    In the second case, from what I understand, a pincopallino whatever I wrote on the site email asking me to remove an item which does not like. In order for the law to be applied, must alert the 'Competent Authority. Yeah, but what authority? In Italy there are several ...
    A 'other point: Stefano in' article he had written: "... would do better not to post content that could be uncomfortable, especially if you are not sure of being able to read mail in the days following the publication"
    This means that the amendment request is valid only if submitted immediately after the publication of 'article to which it refers?
    In any case, how can we be sure to read the mail?
    Often the 'ADSL and platforms that host blogs do tricks ...
    Well ... that reads strange ...

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