I have enjoyed the role as Top Contributor now for a while on the Swedish forum for webmasters, but now I
decided to close down the Swedish support forum: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/webmaster-sv/inl%C3%A4sning-indexering-och-positionering/xuJ7Z5fjQAM
Those who wish to further support and assistance have been referred to the English-speaking community.
Myself, in my role as a top contributor has got the choice to be a moderator on the sample of the English community, when the community is more advanced and more active than the Swedish.
I have decided to accept the challenge and as soon as I've got a bit of work completed will begun to sit up and take hold of the community.
So I take this opportunity to thank for me “top Contributor” and hope that I come to make it on the international plane by elle.
Also received a nice gift from Google that thanks.
At last it looks as if more and more open their eyes to how the U.S. media industry can violate our rights to create and share knowledge.
But I fear that many do not understand the depth of the bill (SOUP / PIPA)
ENL SOPA / PIPE's siter ner bag / blocked without any trial ie: you owe to the contrary is proved,.
But before you say, This does not concern me, I am doing nothing illegal. Read the entire text so you can understand how dangerous these proposals are actually!
These things I describe here does not mention right out of the bill, but there are direct consequences of its impact.
- They must be able to block sites which contain links to copyrighted material.
In practice this means that wherever we can comment or post a link can be potentially illegal, and therefore lost this type of service.
Suppose you created a video with your own band and want to spread it via eg youtube but.. sites like youtube do not dare take your video where they do not know if it violates any copyright.
- You will not even be able to post your own pictures and works.
Not without the risk of being prosecuted for violation of copyright law and risking 5 years in prison, if you for example designed by “Musse Pigg” and posting on Facebook This becomes the copyright violation and the site as your picture is going to be blocked by American domain name system.
This means that sites like Facebook, MySpace and all the community sites will not be able to receive pictures when they can not guarantee that they do not violate any copyright, probability is high that these sites will be just put down.
Suppose that your 5 age makes a drawing, similar to a cartoon, To show it to your friends on Facebook, This is a crime and Facebook can be held responsible not to mention that your child or you can spend the next few 5 years in prison.
- OK, but when I create my own blog!!
Wrong again! Then only you will be liable, and Google will be forced to not index your site.. ie search engines like Google will have to close down because they might link to your site with your child's picture on “Musse Pigg”.
This was just a few examples, to prove the principle, some more concrete examples.
- Your cover band can not have a website and publish your gigs
- Do you have a band playing their own music, there will be social places on the net so you can reach out.
- You will not be able to spread your art, such as paintings and photos as they may contain copyrighted material (t.ex en musse Pigg tapet)
These bills will thus undermining and collapse of large detar of the Internet industry, an industry which today has annual sales more than media industry, which in turn means…
- Millions of lost jobs
- Less opportunities for us to make money.
- More difficult to start new businesses in the Internet.
- Other companies will lose the ability to spread their message online, but must go on TV and newspapers.
- Our country loses tax revenues and thus undermined much of the economy.
- not have a place to spread our work.
- not be received by the social networks (if they last) when they can be prosecuted if they even link to anything that may contain copyrighted material, (they can not guarantee that your works do not contain copyrighted material)
These bills are a real threat, I'm surprised they have not been addressed in traditional media such as television and newspapers.
Anyway, We must stop this nonsense now, once and for all, Media companies will come next year, and the year after, etc.. etc with similar proposals.
Today, the 18 January 2012 many Internet-based companies protested against 2 motions that are being voted on in the U.S. House.
I have previously noted this and is actually a little afraid that so few respond to what happens around us.
Many may think that it is not our problem what happens to U.S. laws for the Internet, but we must not forget that we here in Sweden gladly follow in their footsteps.
If the record companies have more power, who knows what pressure it will exert on other countries, Who knows how many Swedes who may be prosecuted, maybe just because they share a video with their cover band has a gig.
These laws may affect a large part of how we experience the Internet today, inga videos på youtube, censored search results on Google.
Small new companies can be hard to put their roots then we may miss many important visitors from America, such as, and even worse, they will not even be able to find the services that are not approved by U.S. privately held media company.
It is dangerous, just as Rand writes in his insightful blog post, is that these things easily fall into oblivion, and that a similar or worse bill may be voted, without anyone noticing.
This affects all of us who are active on the Internet, and perhaps t.o.m living on the. If we are not careful, we will not have a free internet for too long.
Do not let foreign economic interests kill our Internet.
Sat on the bus and looked through my twitter feed when I ran into this funny article http://www.idg.se/2.1085/1.426225/forandring-stokar-till-det.
If you look historically, it's Internet Explorer and its unwillingness to follow W3c standards are initially set to the.
according to IDG, it was easier to develop the old days when you only needed to test against IE, this is an untruth when IE does not even know where compatible with itself between the versions.
When I worked as a web developer in the early 2000 -speech, I left empty Web ranch because of this that you had to implement bugs in the system to make it compatible with IE (5 and 6).
I would even say that this unwillingness to comply with the standards is what has created a lot of problems in the IT world today, and that many systems (intranet) is built for IE5 and IE6 has caused many large important instututioner today as banks and government agencies located on the old outdated system with huge security breach when they could not update.
I would say that there never been easier to develop for the web today, that IE is bleeding users have had the guys at MS to think about, so now they have begun to support standards better.
Those sitting with outdated system today I would say is 2 types of users.
1. Those sitting on large instututioner today that can not update when they have a system somewhere that is only capable older versions of IE.
2. People who sit on pirated Windows installations and updates are denied for this reason.
So… what has taken time for serious web developers are just that that one was built by the W3C standards, tested in all browsers and then each had to implement bugs to make it work in older versions of IE.
It has never been easier to develop than now.
IE is more standards compliant and open source world has given us the tools and frameworks that assume.
Nah sharpening IDG this was a low point out of the ordinary.
Ps then renskriver, written on the bus from my Tablet
A colleague of mine just called and said he had every call from infosidorna.se.
They claim that he agreed to remain with them for a year and that they can remove him for a final bill on 15.000 SEK
I do not have all the details on what has been said, unfortunately,, but I just want to go out and warn others who may be called by the joking.
For a quick check I found this.
I checked the phone number that went to “Sapientia Media AB” (556480-8318).
The domain is owned by “Media Consulting January Lindell AB” (556480-8318), a bit funny that it's the same reg number or how?
For the rest, enl allabolag.se är detta bolag med pp varningslista http://allabolag.se/5564808318
There, there, make yourself warned anyway, they would call, make a police report so you have a paper on it would PLUMP an invoice.
Will the bill shall immediately be challenged, but will not pay anything for joking that destroys us honest entrepreneurs.