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Notícies :: xarxa i llibertat
Dossier net-freedom jun02-jan03 [en]
23 set 2003

Information is not a crime

In a pre-war context, and with the remnants of civil rights left by the LSSI, the various attacks upon the freedom of the Internet continue ... however the responses to these continue also.

[ Richard Stallman's visit to Barcelona >>> & >>> ] | [ Soundbytes from the hacktivism lectures >>> ] | [ Cathack 'zine #9 >>> ]

.: 12/10 >> lssi begins :.

12th october 2002:lssi begins, the internet law that will force sites and internet service providers to register and record our data. The visits we make to sites will be recorded, our e-mail will be controlled,... has the Internet's freedom and privacy come to an end? we must fight against it!!!

demonstration against LSSI :: barcelona, 13 oct rambla canaletas h.17 :: photos | flyer

links >>> lssi inconstitutional + dossier lssi + "estoy aterrado" + COMANDO TARIFA PLANA

net_freedom section >>> madrid hackmeeting

:: freedom of expression::

We say No to censorship of the Internet! NO LSSI!


We say NO to censorship of the Internet!

Hackers and Cybersurfers from all over Spain are organising themselves to resist a law that seriously threatens the freedom of expression over communication mediums in our country. The new LSSI-CE law, that was approved by congress on the 9th of May will become a potent weapon for control and censorship that the government will use against all independent information sites throughout the country.

:: NO cOpYRiGHt! ::

If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density in any point, and like the air in which we breathe, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property. Society may give an exclusive right to the profits arising from them, as an encouragement to men to pursue ideas which may produce utility, but this may or may not be done, according to the will and convenience of the society, without claim or complaint from anybody.

thomas jefferson, 1833

  • Arts depend on a public domain >>>
  • Copyright destroys community >>>
  • Popular art vulnerable at copyright's voracity >>>
  • EUCD - European Copyright Directive [en] >>>
  • DMCA - Digital Millennium Copyright Act (United States) [en] >>>

:: privacy AGAINST social control::


On may 30 the European Parliament approved the introduction of clauses to the 97/66 Directive about the treatment of personal information and protection of privacy in the sector of telecommunications. Member states can adopt legal means to limit his citizens' privacy rights. Spain didn't wait (the Directive is still in process), and the parlamentary group of Partido Popular already introduced a clause to LSSI which obligates providers to store for at least 1 year all personal information about its users, in both internet and telephone (including cellulars), and have them ready for police controls; with so vague excuses like "national security", "state defense", "prevention and persecution of crime"... less privacy, more control, more paranoia.

  • List of minimal information that providers will have to store >>>
  • We already are a bit less free (tarifa plana) [ct] >>>
  • Interview with Cedric Laurant >>>
  • Richard Stallman: Privacy was abolished >>>
  • Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace [ct] >>>

:: free software ::

  • Unanimous vote of Catalan Parliament for FreeSoftware [ct] >>>
  • 12-13 july: First "Free Software Days" in UPC >>>
  • Mobilize against Micro$oft's "Final Solution" to control internet [es][en] >>>
  • GNU Manifesto >>>

:: hacktivism ::

---------:: hacklabs ring::

metabolik biohacklab + kernel panic + wh2001

---------.: 05/10 >> madhack'02 >> madrid hackmeeting :.

develop, mantain, communicate, learn, teach...

"¿and what are these mad people are going to do during 3 days?, i've heard that they're organized in a mundial level, it almost scares me...", "i read the other day in acp that they'll only talk, that they are good people, they only want to help, build other paths more free and garantee everybody's rights, but; i don't know, a lot of things are said..."

---------:..:: STRASBOURG SUMMER '002 ::..:

"'s just like how fractals grow: as values change, figures and colors change radically"

The struggles for liberty of movement and liberty of information, separated until now, are beginning to interweave. Strasbourg no-border international summer camp (19-28 july 2002) is an effort to connect cyber-activism and street struggle, technic knowledge and social awareness, in 10 days of living together and creative resistance.

daily report in indymedia-bcn july 21-28

• COMMENTS :: Un poco desalentador [es] -peta -


26 july Resumen iniciativas [es] -Tassadar- :: Como funciona el campamento [es] -Libertino- :: Repression [en] -Ainfonewsservice
25 july les coses a estrasburg [ct]-des del campa- :: detinguts i ferits [es]-garabombo- :: no media a estrasburg [es]-tsh-
24 july manifestación i prohibición[es]-una- :: Hot strasbourg 2002 [es]-tassadar + comentaris- :: noticies manis i campa [es]-tassadar- :: un dia cualquiera en el campa [es]-void-
23 july Violencia en la plaza kleber [es]-void + comentaris- :: Organización del campament [en][es] -geert- :: Ke es una revolución? [es] -void-
22 july 3 detenciones [es] -grace- :: Primera demonstración [es] -void- :: Llegada en Strasbourg [es] -void-

>>>PHOTOS!!!! >>> FOTOMONTAJE 1 :: FOTOMONTAJE 2 :: Photos demonstration at European Court • Moro photos • More Photos italy.indymedia • Primera convocatòria del campament [es] • Como llegar [es]

:: USEFUL PAGES :: noborder camp website • d.sec [NO to virtual control on fronteers!] project • NoBorder ZONE (almost all in german) • INDYMEDIA open publication from the campsite • Coordination Mailing list


:: MORE LINKS :: Official SIS (schengen informatic system) webpage • discussion webpage about SIS •

---------5th italian hackmeeting >>> bologna 21 22 23 june '002

Under a hot italian summer sun, a catalan delegation from kernelPanik and IndymediaBarcelona is visiting the fascinating world of italian cyberactivism. Debates, an enormous computer network, multimedia, videos, art, performances... an incredible occasion to get in touch with international digital movements.

hackmeeting presentation [ct][es] : : : official webpage [it][en] : : :

More stuff in Barcelona >>> GNU-Linux classes in Kernel-Panic >>> Hack in the Streets (12M) :::video!

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