Internet Archive Labeled Terrorist, Political Takedown Pending

Steve Kinney admin at
Fri Apr 12 13:52:11 PDT 2019

On 4/11/19 9:19 PM, grarpamp wrote:

> We've been trying to explain for the past few months just how
> absolutely insane the new EU Terrorist Content Regulation will be for
> the internet. Among many other bad provisions, the big one is that it
> would require content removal within one hour as long as any
> "competent authority" within the EU sends a notice of content being
> designated as "terrorist" content. The law is set for a vote in the EU
> Parliament just next week. And as if they were attempting to show just
> how absolutely insane the law would be for the internet, multiple
> European agencies (we can debate if they're "competent") decided to
> send over 500 totally bogus takedown demands to the Internet Archive
> last week, claiming it was hosting terrorist propaganda content. [...]
> And just in case you think that maybe the requests are somehow legit,
> they are so obviously bogus that anyone with a browser would know they
> are bogus. Included in the list of takedown demands are a bunch of the
> Archive's "collection pages" including the entire Project Gutenberg
> page of public domain texts, it's collection of over 15 million freely
> downloadable texts, the famed Prelinger Archive of public domain films
> and the Archive's massive Grateful Dead collection. Oh yeah, also a
> page of CSPAN recordings. So much terrorist content!

The Public Domain is an international terrorist organization, engaged in
the vicious theft of tens of billions of dollars worth of intellectual
property that rightfully belongs to any media corporation that salvages
any and all abandoned or derelict Content, i.e. by adding a "brought to
you by" line to the title, a price tag, their rightful copyright notice
and an End User License Agreement.

Public Domain terrorists seek to gut the economies of the Western
Democracies by stealing billions, and over time trillions of dollars
from the corporations responsible for education and public information
supporting Freedom and Democracy throughout the Free World.  We shall
stop The Public Domain by any means necessary, and seek the death
penalty for anyone found to be actively promoting or materially
supporting The Public Domain, and/or "free" public access to publicly
funded research, art and literature.

A public service message from The People In Charge, your faithful and
indispensable protectors, reminding you that You Need Us.

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