Highest EU Court Considers Criminalizing Website Hyperlinks

Social media, online journalism, blogs, web searches, comment sections could all be affected by ruling

Highest EU Court Considers Criminalizing Website Hyperlinks

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Adan Salazar | Infowars.com


The highest court in the European Union this week heard arguments which could impact the ability to link to content on the Internet.

Presiding over a case threatening the nature of the web as we know it, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) on Wednesday debated whether website hyperlinks to content which infringes copyright laws should be permitted.

The court heard arguments regarding the GS Media case, in which a popular Dutch blog site posted links to leaked photos on a separate file hosting site.

Arguing the central role hyperlinks play in the digital environment, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) wrote that linking to content freely available online should be legal and was already ruled on by the court in earlier cases.

“If this capacity to link is put in doubt, the web would lose its universality and power,” the CCIA wrote. “The most important information medium of our time would be hobbled.”

The EU’s assault on hyperlinks was not without warning.

Last November, European Parliament member Julia Reda said the “European Commission is preparing a frontal attack on the hyperlink, the basic building block of the Internet as we know it,” and warned the commission’s decision to “break the Internet” could also affect American websites linking to European content.

“From a practical standpoint, this law would affect any news aggregator linking to and excerpting works from European content sources, not just EU based aggregators,” Reda wrote late last year.

“Each weblink would become a legal landmine and would allow press publishers to hold every single actor on the Internet liable,” said Reda.

According to the Disruptive Competition Project, the outcome of the GS Media case could affect “every web user” and place absurd burdens on content publishers.

“If the CJEU rules that every web user, in Europe and beyond, is expected to verify the copyright status of every item on a page before linking to that page, it could effectively destroy the web as we know it today,” write Matt Schruers And Jakob Kucharczyk for Project-Disco.org.

“Would you have to repeatedly check back on the sites you link to, in case the content on the site you linked to has changed? Would you need to confirm that their licenses are all paid in full? Would you also have to verify the copyright status of links on the pages that you’re linking to?”

“If any of this were the case,” Schruers and Kucharczyk write, “social media, search, blogs, comment sections, online journalism could be faced with unmanageable legal liability.”

Meanwhile in the US, Internet pioneer and popular news aggregator Matt Drudge exclusively told Infowars last October that copyright laws which prevent websites from linking to news stories were being debated.

“I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me it’s over for me,” said Drudge. “They’ve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, you’re out of there. They’re going to make it so you can’t even use headlines.”

“To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over, they’ve got the votes, which means time is limited,” he said.

“That will end (it) for me – fine – I’ve had a hell of a run,” said Drudge.

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Video: BLM Lights Unattended Fires Around People’s Land, Burns Cows Alive, Threatens Ranchers with Arrest if They Intervene

The Truth About the BLM’s Land Management Policies

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Melissa Dykes |


For all those people who believe everything the one-sided, agenda-driven mainstream media has reported on this issue, please take a look at reality.

The Oregon patriot militia takeover of the wildlife refuge began after ranchers were unfairly re-sentenced under terrorism statutes for controlled burning of vegetation on federal land.

Less than two weeks after the Hammonds were re-sentenced to five years — that’s sentenced twice for the same instance of the same “crime” they already did time for, just under different statutes — the Bureau of Land Management was filmed setting uncontrolled, unmonitored fires to land around Prince Glenn, Oregon. This is the same exact thing for which the Hammonds were put back in jail.

Some fires were lit within a mere 100 feet of corrals. Ranchers were reportedly told to stand down, forced to watch the fires creep closer to their lands, cattle, and homes and do nothing to intervene. They were told if they did, they would be arrested.

The video begins with a message from Ammon Bundy. Start around 2:55 to watch the feds light the fires that threatened these people’s property, livelihoods, and lives.

Again, burning back vegetation is the exact same thing the Hammonds were sentenced not once, but twice for — the second time under terrorism statutes. Makes you wonder who the real terrorists are.

The video clearly shows these unattended fires start to creep up on people’s homes… You can hear the ranchers talking about how the fires are cornering the cows and see the cows are burned alive.

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This cow was burnt by the Bureau of Land Management

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Another cow burnt by the BLM

Some 80 cattle reportedly died due to this particular string of government-set fires… and the government does this all the time.

As Gavin Seim wrote on his YouTube channel, “Two of Hammond men are being sent away for 5 years on terrorism charges because they did maintenance on the grazing land… Federal Bureau of Land Management is destroying property, terrorizing American families and torturing cattle.”

Do you see what’s happening here? It’s like watching the mafia send a message.

This should shed a lot more light on what happened in Oregon. While many people may not agree with the tactics the patriot militia used up there at the wildlife refuge, if the government comes and sets multiple fires around your land and walks away, leaving it to burn and potentially burn your animals alive and burn down your home while putting your neighbors in jail and labeling them as terrorists for actually doing a controlled burning of encroaching vegetation that doesn’t endanger everyone around it, well…

What would you do?

h/t: Mary Ayres DeVaull

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ISIS Plot To Shoot Up A Detroit Megachurch Revealed As ‘Christianophobia’ Spreads Across America

They want to create fear, and they want to get as much media attention as possible

ISIS Plot To Shoot Up A Detroit Megachurch Revealed As ‘Christianophobia’ Spreads Across AmericaMichael Snyder | End Of The American Dream


If you are a Christian, you better brace yourself for great persecution. It has gotten very little attention from the mainstream media, but federal authorities have uncovered an ISIS plot to “shoot up” a Detroit mega-church.

21-year-old Khalil Abu-Rayyan of Dearborn Heights, Michigan told authorities that he actually intended to take a gun into a very large church in Detroit that can seat up to 6,000 people and start killing Christians. He has been charged with supporting the Islamic States and with “illegally having a firearm while using a controlled substance”. Abu-Rayyan actually admitted that since he can’t be part of the jihad in the Middle East, that he would “do my jihad over here”.  As I have warned so many times before, ISIS terrorists are already here, and what we have seen so far is just the beginning.

I can’t understand why this story is not headlines news all over America. If Khalil Abu-Rayyan had succeeded in conducting the mega-church attack that he was planning, hundreds of Christians could have potentially been killed. The people that go to that church might not ever know just how close they actually came to being slaughtered

I tried to shoot up a church one day,” Abu-Rayyan is quoted as saying in court records. “I don’t know the name of it, but it’s close to my job. It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. Ya, I had it planned out. I bought a bunch of bullets. I practiced a lot with it. I practiced reloading and unloading. But my dad searched my car one day, and he found everything. He found the gun and the bullets and a mask I was going to wear.
Investigators didn’t name the church Abu-Rayyan allegedly eyed, but claim the property covers about two blocks less than half a mile from his work and can accommodate up to 6,000 members. He allegedly purchased a gun and told an undercover FBI employee that attacking a church would be “easy.”
“A lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church,” the affidavit quotes him as saying. “Plus it would make the news. Everybody would’ve heard. Honestly I regret not doing it. (If I) can’t go do jihad at the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.

These comments show us precisely what these terrorists want.

They want to create fear, and they want to get as much media attention as possible.

Terrorists like Khalil Abu-Rayyan do not fear death, because they have been promised that they will go to a wonderful paradise where they will be showered with attention by virgins when they die. In fact, many of them seem quite eager to receive a one-way ticket to their sex-fueled religious fantasy.

Unfortunately, mainstream media outlets in both the United States and Europe purposely downplay the hatred that these Islamic radicals have for ordinary Christians, because they don’t want to make Muslim immigrants look bad. That is why the mainstream media almost entirely ignored the fact that the main target of the San Bernardino shootings was a Messianic Christian, and that is why the mainstream media is burying this current story about Khalil Abu-Rayyan.

If a Christian baker refuses to bake a cake for a gay wedding, that is front page news, but if a Muslim admits to planning to shoot up a church of several thousand people that is a non-event according to the media.

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Releasing Millions of GM Mosquitoes ‘could solve Zika Crisis’

The World Health Organization has now declared the outbreak to be a global public health emergency

Releasing millions of GM mosquitoes ‘could solve zika crisis’
Sarah Knapton | London Telegraph


Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes should be released into countries affected by Zika to bring the current crisis under control, scientists have claimed.

Thousands of babies have been born with shrunken heads after their mothers were bitten by zika infected mosquitoes in Latin America.

The World Health Organization has now declared the outbreak to be a global public health emergency and asked for help from countries around the world in defeating the virus.

But scientists at British biotech company Oxitec, a spin off from Oxford University, believe the virus could be brought under control in just a few months if millions of genetically modified mosquitoes were released into the wild.

Trials in Brazil have already shown that the GM insects can causes populations of the dangerous aedes aegypti mosquito to drop by 90 per cent, and causes of dengue to fall by 99 per cent.

In the next few weeks, the Brazilian Health Ministry is expected to give the green light for Oxitec to begin supplying the insects across the country. The WHO is also broadly in favor of the new technology.

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Lew Rockwell: The Truth About Trump

Top libertarian talks about Trump and the rise of populism, the cashless society and martial law

Kit Daniels | Infowars.com


In this exclusive interview, world-renowned libertarian Lew Rockwell, the co-founder of the Mises Institute and Ron Paul’s former congressional chief of staff, speaks about Donald Trump and the rise of populism, the economic collapse, the cashless society, martial law and his late friend Murray Rothbard, the founder of anarcho-capitalism.

00:00 – Trump and Murray Rothbard
03:05 – Why authoritarians hate Trump
05:15 – Trump, Bernie Sanders and the populist revolt
07:22 – Obama’s push for martial law
11:55 – Bernie Sanders
13:20 – Global economic collapse
15:09 – The cashless society
18:58 – The Mises Institute

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Pressure Grows for an Audit of Iowa Caucus Results

State party chair’s claim on raw vote counts doesn’t add up

Pressure Grows for an Audit of Iowa Caucus ResultsBrent Scher | Washington Free Beacon


The Iowa Democratic Party is rejecting calls for it to perform an audit of caucus results from last week despite the discrepancies that have been reported since it declared that Hillary Clinton narrowly defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).

The pressure for an audit grew on Thursday evening when the Des Moines Register editorial board wrote that the “refusal to undergo scrutiny or allow for an appeal reeks of autocracy” and that the “Iowa Democratic Party must act quickly to assure the accuracy of the caucus results, beyond a shadow of a doubt.”

The final tally announced by the Iowa Democratic Party awarded 700.59 delegates to Clinton and 696.82 to Sanders, but the results coming out of numerous precincts have been called into question.

“Too many accounts have arisen of inconsistent counts, untrained and overwhelmed volunteers, confused voters, cramped precinct locations, a lack of voter registration forms and other problems,” wrote the Des Moines Register. “Too many of us, including members of the Register editorial board who were observing caucuses, saw opportunities for error amid Monday night’s chaos.”

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Get Ready: Zika Virus Is Coming to the U.S.

One expert is confident that there will be viral transmission among U.S. residents

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Mark Huffman | Consumer Affairs


So far there have been some isolated cases of Americans returning from Latin America with the Zika virus, the disease spread by mosquitoes. But since most of the U.S. is experiencing winter weather, which is not conducive to the insects, Americans haven’t had to worry too much about the virus.

That will change with the arrival of spring, says Richard Duhrkopf, associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Duhrkopf, considered a national expert on mosquitoes, says the threat of Zika virus is very real for the U.S.

“Since we are in February, we will not see any viral transmission immediately, but as the weather warms up and there is a greater flow of the virus into the country, I am confident we will see transmission this summer,” Duhrkopf said in a release.

Zika has been a major crisis in countries like Brazil. The effects of the virus on most people is fairly mild. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis, or red eyes.

Threat to pregnant women

The greater threat is to pregnant women. There have been cases of neurological disorders and birth defects in Brazil due to virus. On Monday, the World Health Organization declared the virus to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

As to the overall threat, Duhrkopf said Zika is in some ways less serious than West Nile or dengue. Then again, it could be a much more serious threat to pregnant women because of what has been observed in Brazil. Duhrkopf says that appears to be a new development in the disease.

“Zika virus has been around and transmitted in Africa and Asia for about a decade,” he said. “There have been no reports of the kinds of birth complications we are seeing in Brazil. So, we really don’t know what to make [of] them.”

Duhrkopf said he is troubled by some of the misinformation that is being spread about Zika. He said a report that the U.S. is not threatened because the type of mosquitoes spreading the disease are not found here is totally untrue.

Zika mosquitoes common in the U.S.

“We have Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus throughout the state of Texas, and both are well distributed throughout – especially the southern parts of the country,” he said.

Rebekah Kading, an assistant professor at Colorado State University, says the Aedes aegypti is known as the “rat” of the mosquito world, and is the main culprit spreading the virus. It prefers warmer climates but spreads easily. It also loves to bite people.

“Aedes aegypti is known to feed more frequently, which leads to more virus transmission,” she said.”

With the arrival of warm weather, consumers should use insect repellant and consider using one with DEET, which experts say provides the best protection against mosquitoes.

Kading also recommends dumping water standing in containers in or near your home and wearing long sleeves and pants if you’re spending extended time outdoors.

Related article:

Texas Governor Prepares Infectious Disease Task Force Amid Zika Virus Arrival

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