back to article 'Watered down' net neutrality rules could mean 'almost anything'

The EU negotiators' proposed new rules on net neutrality – reached in the early hours of Tuesday morning – have caused serious concerns among digital rights activists, who cite loopholes and vagueness. After three months of to-ing and fro-ing between member states and the European Parliament (a situation described by …

  1. Dr Stephen Jones

    How does anyone know?

    The EU has issued a press release but not the actual text of the Open Internet part of the Telcomms agreement.

    http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-5275_en.htm

    http://www.politico.eu/newsletter/morning-tech-europe/politico-pros-morning-tech-net-neutrality-confusion-crowdfunding-greece-uber-trial/

    So nobody really knows what it is in it. In which case, why would I care what any Big Telco lobbyist or loony student activist thinks? They don't know what it says - so why even bother asking them?

    Give me news not opinions please El Reg, you are wasting our time.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    "It’s great that the EU is going to block the blockers"

    Does this mean blocking of porn sites is also going to be illegal? WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN ETC ETC

  3. Graham Marsden
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    "loopholes and vagueness"

    Well there's a surprise.

    I wonder how much money lobbying was needed by the industry to ensure that the law would be utterly hamstrung from the word go?

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: "loopholes and vagueness"

      Telecos sacrificed roaming charges in return for net neutrality (or lack of it) because that's where they believe the money is. H-dot was never in favour of NN anyway.

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