Netherlands becomes first EU nation to enshrine Net Neutrality in law

Ot from the Dutch technology activist group Bits of Freedom writes, "Good news from The Netherlands: on 8 May 2012 The Netherlands adopted crucial legislation to safeguard an open and secure internet. It is the first country in Europe to implement net neutrality in the law. In addition, it adopted provisions protecting users against disconnection and wiretapping by providers. Digital rights movement Bits of Freedom calls on other countries to follow the Dutch example." (Thanks Ot!)
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11 Responses to “Netherlands becomes first EU nation to enshrine Net Neutrality in law”

  1. Phil Fot says:

    That’s good new. I hope they’re willing to act on our behalf here in the US when the revolution starts.

  2. Phil Fot says:

    That’s good new. I hope they’re willing to act on our behalf here in the US when the revolution starts.

  3. Hurrah! Now I finally have someplace to move to as Canada’s becoming more draconian by the day and the UK is trying to make it the ISPs responsibility to police the internet (demonstrating an astonishing lack of understanding on how the technology works).  Congrats Netherlands.

  4. Frederik says:

    That’s the weird thing, on the one hand we just turned Net Neutrality into law, and on the other hand Stichting Brein forced major ISP (Ziggo and XS4ALL) to block the piratebay. And then yet to counter that the Dutch Pirate party set up a proxy that subverts the whole thing.
    Yeah, it’s a crazy country.

  5. Frederik says:

    That’s the weird thing, on the one hand we just turned Net Neutrality into law, and on the other hand Stichting Brein forced major ISP (Ziggo and XS4ALL) to block the piratebay. And then yet to counter that the Dutch Pirate party set up a proxy that subverts the whole thing.
    Yeah, it’s a crazy country.

  6. Lemoutan says:

    My most favourite country on the planet does it again.

  7. steveboyett says:

    MPAA-branded drone strikes to begin at 0900.

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