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Europe Wants to Tax the Internet. Again.

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/114507243_6f0a5ecfc3.jpg"></a>You know, eventually somebody is going to have to explain to Europe that data is not a fixed resource.

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EU Angry At Germany For Refusing To Spy On Its Citizens

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/2746170591_f5144b155f.jpg"></a>In 2006 the European Union decided it had enough of the US being the only country out to destroy privacy completely and passed a resolution requiring all its member countries to pass laws requiring that their ISPs retain every email, phone conversation, and related piece of data -- in other words anything people might use to communicate -- for all eternity.

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European Union Extends Copyright Another Twenty Years

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Aside from banging Cher back when she was hot and tormenting us with "I've Got You, Babe," <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Bono_Copyright_Term_Extension_Act">Sonny Bono's great contribution humanity was extending copyright law by another twenty years</a>, essentially decimating the public domain and kickstarting what's shaped up to be a huge argument about intellectual property, copyright, and where the good of the public comes in.


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