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Government set on regulating YouTube, Netflix and other streaming services in South A

Marius Flash

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#2
This includes specific instances where the FPB will be allowed to regulate user-generated content (such as YouTube videos, pictures, and music), and possibly the blocking of non-compliant online distributors at an ISP level
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Open that can of worms - why don't you !
 

Sumen

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#5
There's no reason to regulate, money needed somewhere and they found a way to extort money
 

Bizkit87

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#10
If they get anywhere close to it, here's what we do:

Get 100 people to constantly upload 10sec videos of Jacob Zuma with farting noises, upload 1000's a day, sit back and wait for 'gov' approval...

give them work for a change
 

AstroTurf

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#11
Communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo has confirmed that the government is close to revealing new extortion's dealing with South Africa’s shift away from television to online streaming services.
This will include extending the current rating system and content extorting regime to online content-providing services (like Netflix, and other streaming services).
This includes specific instances where the FPB will be allowed to extort user-generated content (such as YouTube videos, pictures, and music), and possibly the blocking of non-compliant online distributors at an ISP level.
FTFY
 

eg2505

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#12
first SARS wants to "try" regulate and tax Bitcoin.

now FBP wants to try "regulate" online content, and get "TV-licences" from them.

next thing you will have to get a "license" to buy a computer, or much much worse, a "photocopier"
next they will try stick their nose into whatsapp, and "regulate" or ban in.
uber will be next I bet,

this Government really just wants to steal money, any way, shape or form it can.

really no point in trying government, its actually pointless, nobody really cares.
we will all just VPN and bypass like we always do
 

AstroTurf

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#13
first SARS wants to "try" regulate and tax Bitcoin.

now FBP wants to try "regulate" online content, and get "TV-licences" from them.

next thing you will have to get a "license" to buy a computer, or much much worse, a "photocopier"
next they will try stick their nose into whatsapp, and "regulate" or ban in.
uber will be next I bet,

this Government really just wants to steal money, any way, shape or form it can.

really no point in trying government, its actually pointless, nobody really cares.
we will all just VPN and bypass like we always do
They will "regulate" vpn's next.
 

AstroTurf

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#15
and fail miserably,

unless they get their buddies in China to place SA behind "the great firewall"
but even then, people will get around it.
Yea I see VPN's and TOR becoming more popular. I also forsee the WUG stretching from Cape Town to Botswana.
 

mercurial

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#17
Only problem I have with VPNs are that they slow down your experience quite a bit and some sites are blocked etc. Affects torrents, too. I've tried a few but they all act the same.
 
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