Will #censilia go further to control RIPE?

During my brief visit in Brussels to participate in the Act on ACTA seminar someone told me a joke. The joke was that Cecilia Malmström not only wants to block websites, but that she wants the EU to take controle over the RIPE database.

The RIPE database is part of a Dutch authority that controls the large chunks of IP-addresses in Europe and parts of Asia. If a government controls it, they have the direct power of terminating entire internet service providers.

Now, it seems that the joke was not a joke, and this is what Malmström wants in order to fight child pornography online.

There is not so much information out there yet, but here are a couple of links:

8 reaktioner till “Will #censilia go further to control RIPE?”

  1. If the application and granting as well as the revoking of IP registers follows due process and does not interfere/compete with the today existing business in this area I have no issue with the suggestion.

    However I do not this is the case I belive this is a way to put the control of what we are allowed to see under politic control.

    IMHO the control over the internet on its basic level shold be held as far away from political control as possible.

    BR
    Fredrik Larsson

  2. http://www.edri.org/edrigram/number8.9/Cecilia-Malmstrom-censorship

    ”If the application and granting as well as the revoking of IP registers follows due process and does not interfere/compete with the today existing business in this area I have no issue with the suggestion.”

    This would obviously only be used against non-EU resources, so there is no possibility of a ”due process” of the EU deciding to revoke IP addresses in, say, Azerbaijan, due to IPR infringements.

  3. Actually, I think society has more to gain from mimicking the Internet (i.e redundancy, resilience), then what either the Internet per se nor society as a whole has to gain from adjusting the Internet to look more like society.

    The Pirate Party slogan ”We like the Internet” thus aquires a second meaning. Let’s make society more secure by adjusting it to the Internet!

  4. Viktualiebrodern,
    Would that mean that everybody should leave the door open to their homes? That is pretty much how it is on the internet.

  5. @Sven
    ”Would that mean that everybody should leave the door open to their homes? That is pretty much how it is on the internet.”

    You have misunderstood something! Do you run your computer on Internet without any firewall?

    If you do that, then it’s the same as leave the door open to your home.

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