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

    Communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo has confirmed that government is close to revealing new regulations dealing with South Africa's shift away from television to online streaming services.

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    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 !
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    P*** Off! VPns become mainstream then.
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    regulating = making money from

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

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    In the wise words of Slootvreter: TSEK
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    Quote Originally Posted by prOd View Post
    In the wise words of Slootvreter: TSEK
    ^^ Agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by prOd View Post
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    +1

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    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

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    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

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    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
    Bitcoin,Bitcoin, on the wall,

    who's the wildest of them all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eg2505 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post
    They will "regulate" vpn's next.
    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.
    Bitcoin,Bitcoin, on the wall,

    who's the wildest of them all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eg2505 View Post
    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.

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