I suggest a game: tell me the name of a Country that’s trying to “close” internet. China? Maybe. Cuba? Maybe.
Ricardo Franco Levi, Prodiâ€™s right hand man, (Prodi is the Prime Minister here in Italy – I did not vote him and I am proud of it) undersecretary to the President of the Council, has written the text to put a stopper in the mouth of the Internet.
The draft law was approved by the Council of Ministers on 12 October. No Minister dissociated themselves from it.
The Levi-Prodi law lays out that anyone with a blog or a website has to register it with the ROC, a register of the Communications Authority, produce certificates, pay a tax, even if they provide information without any intention to make money.
This means that almost all no-profit sites (or sites with a small profit) will shut down, and the few survivors will have to pay taxes and risk to be guilty of defamatory content in accordance with articles 57 and 57 bis of the penal code (JAIL).
Obviously this blog won’t close. I am planning to transfer it to a democratic State soon as possible.
Maybe I will even get some more extra bucks when I’ll have to assist my customers to the “migration”.
What really pisses me off is the situation. They think they can do what they please.
Anyway… do you know a good internet provider in a democratic State? It would be even better if there are no morons in charge.