FOUNDER OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB ALERTS THE WORLD ABOUT INTERNET DISCONNECT LAWS……
Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the World Wide Web, warned this morning [Tuesday, September 28, 2010] of the "blight" of new laws being introduced across the globe that will force A GREAT MANY PEOPLE (CRIMINALS) off of the Internet.
These laws are supposedly designed to protect the public who are being targeted with ‘hate crimes’ by unscrupulous “bloggers” who are not incorporated or registered and use their web sites for criminal intent.
Many such cases have recently surfaced in Canada and Europe and often times they involve the internet giant Google [executives of Google were recently convicted and received prison terms for failure to police and regulate Google content]. The prison sentences were postponed for the time being, because a message was being sent to the Internet to “clean up” or “clear out”.
“There's been a rash of these laws trying to give governments and Internet service providers (ISPs) the right and the responsibility to disconnect people,"
Mr. Berner-Lees said, to a conference on web science at the Royal Society in London.
"Bloggers and people who commit crimes of stalking, pornography, and verbal threats will be banned from the Internet.”
One of the many new laws comes from France and it threatens to cut people off if they illegally download proprietary material from the Internet. A new British law passed in April 2010, could see similar action, he said.
"However, if a French family can be forcibly disconnected from the Internet by law for a year because one of their children downloaded something that some company asserts that they should not have downloaded, without trial -- I think that's a kind of inappropriate punishment," Berners-Lee said.
He added: "I'd like to go on using the Internet. If it gets cut off, or for some reason things go wrong, in some cases, for me, my social life would disintegrate, for other people it may be access to medical information."
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor said the US Senate was also considering a bill this week that would have the government create a blacklist of Internet sites that US ISPs would be required to block. This law will affect many bloggers hosted in the USA who have been using the Internet for inappropriate purposes, in order to protect the public from this abuse.
Canada and Russia have already implemented such rules in order to 'clean up' the Internet hosting in those countries. Recently, Vladimir Kuznetsov who is also a convicted fraudster from Russia was jailed [again] and is now awaiting further trial on more criminal charges revolving around Panama's own 'slut blogger', Okke Ornstein.
Twenty years after his breakthrough [putting together the WWW] while working at CERN, the European particle physics laboratory, Berners-Lee said "the net has got to a point that is so critical".
Given the importance of the web in everyone's lives, he urged the Internet experts gathered at the conference to act on the encroachment of the once free-for-all online world. "We have this duty of care," he said.
While Berners-Lee said ISPs should not in general be responsible for the content they were carrying, he admitted that issues of anti-terrorism, abuse, criminal activities, and serious organized crime were "an exception".
In Panama we have a similar problem with the aforementioned Okke Ornstein who uses his blogs for criminal activities and has,subsequently, amassed a multitude of criminal charges against him. Ornstein started to target several of the business ventures of one of the victims; such as, Financiera Pronto Cash who issues credit cards under the name of Pronto Cash which Ornstein thought would be an easy target for blackmail. Wrong!!
In point of fact, Ornstein has been ordered by the presiding judge in one of the criminal charges to remove certain content from one of his websites that was being used for the sole purpose of blackmail.
Okke Ornstein, www.ornstein.org and www.bananamarepublic.com are perfect examples of criminal activities: stalking, slandering, blackmailing, and even hate crimes. Ornstein, who fled from the Netherlands 10 years ago, has been involved in numerous shady scams, fraudulent securities, suspect charities and frauds using his various websites; this in spite of the fact that www.Noriegaville.com was ordered closed down two years ago by the Panamanian Government.
Clearly the Internet must remain, as free as possible, hosting a wide variety of opinions - political, religious, etc. - but it must also be regulated from hustlers and criminal such as the Okke Ornstein’s of the world. The Internet over time has simply become a haven for child predators, pornographers, fugitives, and scammers who, when caught, simply pick up their computers and set up ‘shop’ somewhere else.
This has to stop. Help us clean up the Internet.
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