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he European Commission is fond of declaring its commitment to the free and open internet. As recently as February, in answer to a question tabled at the European Parliament, a Commission spokesperson declared: “The European Union supports a vision of the internet as a single and unfragmented, open, neutral, free, and secure network, supporting permissionless innovation, privacy and user empowerment, where human rights and fundamental freedom fully apply.”

But in practice, things aren’t looking quite so certain.

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For example, the country code top level domain .tv is used throughout Europe and the world for broadcast entertainment, despite formally being designated to the island country of Tuvalu.

The boundary between European and global internet infrastructure providers is often blurry, if it is there at all. Imagine how quickly the internet would fragment if every region or country defined its own rules for how global services should be governed.

The potential for damage is real: global internet infrastructure providers including domain name system services and certificate authorities may opt to leave the European market to avoid the complications NIS2 rules would create, reducing the number of suppliers.

Those that do choose to stay but become non-compliant may suddenly find that they are barred from the European market, and their customers may find a service they depend on is no longer available.

This could also lead to market consolidation and impede the growth and availability of internet infrastructure - much of which is currently provided for free by non-profits.

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The EU comission create rules from their unelected ivory tower. They get their tentacles into everything, stifle innovation, push globalism and decimate native cultures. I don't need to look too closely into this proposal to see these things manifesting themselves.
 
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This could also lead to market consolidation and impede the growth and availability of internet infrastructure - much of which is currently provided for free by non-profits.

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If this all eventually lands on a decentralized/crypto-based system in the future, we can't say the warning signs weren't there, right? Decentralized, sans octopuses.. those "tentacles", as MAD describes it.
 
If this all eventually lands on a decentralized/crypto-based system in the future, we can't say the warning signs weren't there, right? Decentralized, sans octopuses.. those "tentacles", as MAD describes it.
I don't know about the EU anymore, but here in the UK any company that wants to operate with trading crypto must now be regulated by the govt. That's not what crypto was intended for and just negates the point of it in many ways.

I feel like the moment people wanted to make money out of it as an asset class instead of using it for it's intended use, which I suppose is a replacement for money that isn't going to be debased by idiots by printing money and other things, that they just got their tentacles into it too so pretty much no transaction is untraceable.

I agree with what John McAfee said... Who the f wants to use crypto when all of the transactions can be traced publically!?? Gotta be mental to use it. No privacy whatsoever, it's actually a downgrade on using a traditional bank.
 
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