Petition to European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the European Union
Make the Internet fair for performers
[Version française] [Deutsche Version] [Versione italiana] [Versión española] [Versão em português] [Polska wersja] [Dansk udgave] [Česká verze] [Ελληνική έκδοση] [Nederlandse versie] [Slovenska verzija] In the first half of 2015, over 1 trillion songs, movies and TV series have been streamed online - more than double the amount in 2014. However, whilst Spotify, Netflix and iTunes and other legal, on-demand streaming and download services continue to grow in popularity and value, performers still do not receive a fair share of the income generated by their recorded performances. In order to remedy this unfair situation, four international organisations representing over half a million performers in Europe (AEPO-ARTIS, EuroFIA, FIM and IAO) have joined forces and launched a campaign for the fair treatment of performers online (the Fair Internet campaign). Do you believe that performers should be fairly rewarded? If so, you can help us make that happen. Simply sign this petition and share it with your friends and colleagues on social media. Raising awareness is key to setting up a fair legislative framework for performers in Europe. Thank you for your support!
Petition to UK Parliament, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP
Prevent Theresa May from banning websites; GitHub and SourceForge
Theresa May is planning to launch wide-ranging internet regulations and security changes despite not winning an election majority. She has an interest in banning websites such as GitHub and SourceForge. Both of these sites are used by developers to aid various projects, such as encryption. She wants no technology companies to be able to have their data withheld from the government. They want to have records on everyone's online communications. This is an invasion of privacy and would also be crushing to all major and minor business that use these sites. Let's not turn into a North Korea like country - where all online communication is monitored. We have human rights! (Well, at the moment). Theresa May believes this will lower terrorist threat. She is wrong. Can someone please explain to Theresa May how computers and software works. Source / credit: https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/6gekli/theresa_may_to_launch_wideranging_internet/?st=J3RBEAGD&sh=607ee253
Petition to Theresa May MP, Amber Rudd MP, Karen Bradley
PM Theresa May - Please Remove the Internet Regulation Policy from the Conservative Manifesto
UPDATE (12/7/17) - Theresa May has announced her intention to amend her manifesto of certain controversial policies; Tories to ditch key manifesto pledges http://uk.businessinsider.com/theresa-may-to-ditch-key-manifesto-pledges-after-losing-her-majority-2017-6?r=US&IR=T This is our chance to make our concerns for her Internet Regulation Policy known. Please sign and share. -- According to the Conservative Manifesto for the 2017 General Election, a policy is outlined regarding regulation of the Internet. Sources with further details can be found in the following links, including the announcement made in relation to counter-terror law; https://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/theresa-may-wants-to-regulate-the-internet?utm_term=.pp5J7p0DO#.lteBVvRo3 http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/3010379/conservative-manifesto-plan-for-twitter-tax-levy-to-pay-for-state-regulation-of-social-media-networks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39974927 https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/19/torymanifesto-reveals-plan-control-internet-and-disenfranchise-voters http://freewestmedia.com/2017/05/20/theresa-may-proposes-new-internet-regulations/ https://www.rt.com/uk/388987-theresa-may-surveillance-internet/ http://uk.businessinsider.com/theresa-may-we-must-defeat-islamist-extremism-2017-6 The Prime Minister is cynically exploiting the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester and the nebulous "extremist material", among other vaguely defined issues, to justify the suppression and control of information and expression. This is on top of the recently legalised state surveillance and censorship of legal online adult entertainment within the Investigatory Powers Act and the Digital Economy Bill respectively and the recent debate over encryption. This cannot go unchallenged. I understand the need to combat terrorism and to protect children from adult and extremist content, but what May is proposing is extremely reductive. Regulating the flow of information, especially within such ill-defined terms such as "hate speech", "obscene material" and "extremism", restricts the freedom of expression that allows online businesses to thrive and valuable data to be preserved and shared. To enforce regulation on top of mass surveillance amounts to criminalising millions of innocent civilians for having what they could easily define as an extremist view, an offensive opinion or an obscene publication on a dangerously broad whim. It doesn't make Britain a leader, it aligns it further with oppressive authoritarian regimes such as North Korea and China. An alternative to state regulation of information would be, in the case of extreme and obscene content, a stronger focus on education, such as teaching children how to browse the Internet safely, an honest and open discussion about sex and relationships, and how to evaluate and critically analyse information, and, regarding counter-terrorism, a much more stringent focus on preventative action, such as an immediate response to reports of a potential attack or suspect. As for hate speech and abusive communications, again education is paramount, in the sense that users must be taught to either ignore or report abuse. Here are some articles explaining how tech companies tackle illegal content on their services, what governments - UK and abroad - demand of them and the practicality of such demands and appeals for a discussion in alternative measures; https://phys.org/news/2017-06-qa-internet-extremism-combat.amp https://www.recode.net/platform/amp/2017/6/7/15753686/ro-khanna-theresa-may-terrorism-uk-encryption-extremism https://betanews.com/2017/06/06/regulation-technology-challenges-not-answer/amp/ https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/new-money/2017/6/12/15762606/theresa-may-terrorism-tech/ http://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/backdoors-encryption-and-internet-surveillance-which-way-now/ http://news.sky.com/story/terror-laws-reviewer-warns-pm-against-criminalising-internet-companies-10934935 The Internet is the most valuable tool we have as a global civilisation. Forcing foreign or global organisations to adhere to a guideline that only covers one nation in a global network under threat of sanctions or punitive action is counterproductive and will only drive valuable business away from the United Kingdom. To make your whole population a suspect for something only its admimistration believes is so, without evidence or even a warrant to justify the suspicion, is barbaric. To enforce regulation that controls what information and content people can consume will only endanger them more than allowing them the ability and privacy to make their own judgements. Please amend the policy to regulate the Internet so that it remains as free and useful as it is without compromising a user's access to legal content.
Petition to ICANN, Google, Our Goverments
Bring an end to forceful & malicious advertisements.
Advertisements used to help website owners and businesses bring in more traffic and raise income. Today there is such a large amount of advertisements that are malicious, forceful and even threatening. This is not right and users can sucked into these malicious ads and get viruses and other harmful programs forced onto their computer. Ad blocks are great and internet security can also help prevent this but it doesn't protect us as much as we need to be protected. Many websites now force you to disable any ad blocks you may have which leaves us vulnerable to ad attacks. Today I was trying to download a file from a popular file sharing site, the site forced me to disable my adblock. When I did I was attacked by 8 Tabs. 3 duplicates of the download page, so that it would make me battle all the ads again, and 5 tabs of nonsense fake security websites pretending to be Microsoft with pop ups telling me my device was infected and tabs with explicit content. I'm sure I feel the same as many of you do. Its time to put an end to this. We need to come together and fight back. We can make the internet safer by stopping these ads. We need ICANN, Google and Website owners work together and put a STOP to these malicious ads. Thank you for reading.
Petition to Virgin Media, BT, Sky, talktalk, Post office, Vodafone UK, ee, Plusnet, Ofcom
All major ISP's in the UK to match Upload speeds to Download or to increase them.
For years ISP's have been boasting super fast internet speeds but the problem with this is that whilst they have increased the Download speeds to up to 300mbps the Upload speeds on the best packages do not get any faster than 20mbps. I think that this is really limiting for those who are online content creators and those who rely on fast Upload speeds. My ISP won't even give me the option to pay and get faster Upload speeds, without purchasing a "Business" package. With the accelerated speed that technology is progressing at, I believe that ISP's should do their part in making sure that they provide a service that clearly progresses over time to meet the needs of their customers. The internet was invented in the UK, however sadly other countries now have surpassed us with a more advanced connection. An increase in Upload speeds would be extremely beneficial for those who rely on internet speeds for their education and I hope that the ISP's don't leave us in the past, with other countries technological advances making them the go to country for new and emerging tech.
Petition to Kerry McCarthy MP, BT, Virgin Media, Sky, VirginMedia
Better broadband speeds for Barkleys Hill, Bristol and environs
October Update: We have the quote and are now fundraising for the upgrade click here to donate We would like to petition the main broadband suppliers (BT, Sky, Virgin) to improve the substandard internet connection on Barkleys Hill and the neighbouring streets of Little Parr Close, Baileys Mead Road and The Chine. Superfast broadband is defined as a connection with download speeds of 24Mb or above. Broadband under 2Mb is considered to be slow enough to apply for a government grant.We have one of slowest internet connections in Bristol with download speeds of 2Mb to 5Mb and yet many of the surrounding roads in the area get download speeds of 22Mb to 40Mb. Our local exchange, Fishponds New (SSFIS), is enabled for Openreach FTTC and should be able to provide a better speed however the broadband suppliers need some additional convincing that it is financially worth their while to upgrade the connection. I am hoping that with this petition and completing the 'register your interest' links will help with this. Barkleys Hill is a family area and the slow speeds are surely putting a strain on households with the increase in mobile devices, streaming TV shows and sharing photos. Any resident trying to run a home business would struggle to keep an effective connection with the current speed levels. We would therefore urge residents and local businesses to push suppliers to take action to enforcing superfast broadband in the area to enable homes and offices to maximise their internet experience and to remove the current limitations and difficulties they face with lower upload speeds. Please check the website for updates and how you can help:https://sites.google.com/site/barkleysbroadband I would urge all signees to register their interest directly as this will also make a big impact: BT: http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/speed-checker/Virgin: http://www.virginmedia.com/cablemystreet/Sky: https://fibre.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/broadband-options/sky-fibre-broadband/
Petition to BT, Openreach
Build More Broadband Exchanges Where There Are Not Many
People who live in more rural or just outside of cities get internet with the quality and speeds of years ago however have to pay the same as others who get their money's worth for their broadband package, this is due to broadband exchange boxes being to far away, they are the green boxes you see dotted around the place near places like schools and hospitals. These boxes can be over 2 miles away which means by the time the data has passed into the home the signal is so weak from the distance it has gone it creates a slow broadband speed for both upload and download speeds. The solution is simple by installing new broadband exchange points we are creating a equal deal for everyone so we all get the amount out of our broadband. The reason I care so much about this is because I'm an aspiring online creator who streams online to people to create an audience to connect with however with my box being over 3KM away I have internet speeds which are so slow they are not bearable to use, 700 kbps download and 100 kbps upload, these speeds are slower than any non-fibre packages being sold by companies and we are using fibre optic by TalkTalk. If this change is taken into action it will give people who live in rural or out of city places a better time using the internet and create a better workflow and also create more opportunities for people.