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Topic # 96251 23-Jan-2012 15:29 Send private message

http://acta.net.nz/what-is-acta

I am really sick of this kinda thing.

Why can't they leave the internet alone?
It's just fine how it is.

Pretty soon the whole internet will be like china's and i can't even imagine what that would be like.?













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  Reply # 572403 23-Jan-2012 15:39 Send private message

yeah that sux....Im gonna start my own internet. How about if all geekzoners hooked up all their home networks together. Sure you'd need a long cable but other than that...




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  Reply # 572406 23-Jan-2012 15:45 Send private message

The Internet is the wild west



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  Reply # 572407 23-Jan-2012 15:47 Send private message

it won't be very wild for long :<
















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  Reply # 572409 23-Jan-2012 15:50 Send private message

That's actually a good idea, they can't block that either :P

We should just connect all our wifi's together so there's just one massive wifi network.

Good plan? i think so. 













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  Reply # 572411 23-Jan-2012 15:53 Send private message

ACTA is nothing new, and has been discussed here on Geekzone for years now. It doesn't surprise me though that people don't show interest in discussions until they show up in a news clip on TV linked to something else...

Here are some Geekzone links (way back to 2009):


While it is a good thing some of you woke up to this now, it's something we have been hammering for almost three years now, and people have not listened.













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  Reply # 572413 23-Jan-2012 16:06 Send private message

hamish225: That's actually a good idea, they can't block that either :P

We should just connect all our wifi's together so there's just one massive wifi network.

Good plan? i think so. 


Funny you should mention that. It was planned in the past. I remember Yobbo wireless community network in Christchurch changed all our IP addresses to a range that matched up with other wide-area wireless networks in NZ. The intention was to link up via long-range wireless, or dedicated point-to-point if distance was too great (and telco sponsorship was available).



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  Reply # 572561 23-Jan-2012 23:12 Send private message

must just be because of sopa then.

Any chance this won't happen now at all? 













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  Reply # 573318 25-Jan-2012 21:53 Send private message

hamish225: must just be because of sopa then.

Any chance this won't happen now at all? 


Every chance it won't happen now. Yobbo shut down a couple of years ago after everyone lost interest (due to rise of broadband I reckon). If things really clamp down then perhaps community networks might spring up again. More likely they would be private encrypted virtual networks running over the internet.

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  Reply # 575582 31-Jan-2012 22:33 Send private message

People may like to sign the Avaaz petition on this one too. I'd like to think Avaaz played a part in stopping SOPA and PIPA (for now), putting pressure on politicians.

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