1) "Under the proposed new rules, broadband providers will be legally able to limit the number of websites you can look at, and to tell you whether or not you are allowed to use particular services. It will be dressed up as ‘new consumer options’ which people can choose from."
2) "What would it mean to you if free access to the Internet was taken away?"
3) Tell the European Parliament to vote against conditional access to the Internet!
FIND OUT MORE
News on the Telecoms Package is available here:
To read the Telecoms Package proposals, go here:
The Second Reading amendments which will be voted by the European Parliament on 31 March and again on 5th May, are here:
An exhaustive, visually effective and easy to understand analysis of the amended Directives is available here:
Or you can look at the European Parliament's own website, which is less easy to follow:
Framework, access and authorisation directive
Universal services and e-Privacy directive
An alternative proposal that we like is here:
as a fair and equitable basis for all internet communications.
For independent information try:
(In English) http://www.iptegrity.com
(In German) http://netzpolitik.org/?s=telekom+paket
(In French) http://www.ecrans.fr/+-internet-+.html
INVITE! INVITE! INVITE!
Campaign supported by:
La Quadrature du Net
Open Rights Group
Associazione Scambio Etico
== What's next? ==
It appears the next stage of voting on the Telecoms Package is:
- 5 May: Plenary vote (29 April is last date changes can be tabled)
== What can you do to help? ==
Write to your Member of the European Parliament TODAY (see discussion board and www.blackouteurope.eu for details).
Talk to your friends, family, work colleagues - so that they too can write to their MEPs.
Write on blogs, forums, twitter, and social networks.