Following Up for the Week Ending 11/8/2009

In the EU? Call Your MEP about Citizen’s Rights Amendment

The evolution of the pending reform of telecommunications regulation in the EU has been noting if not confusing.  There has been maneuvering to try to push the French inspired three strikes rule into it.  A variety of contentious amendments have been added, revised, and removed covering issues of network neutrality, intellectual monopoly, and consumer rights.

The “Citizen’s Rights Amendment”, as reported on Boing Boing, restores the critical consumer protections that were stripped previously by the so-called compromise amendment.  European citizens and activists have a bit less than forty-eight hours to contact their respective representatives and urge them to vote in favor of the amendment during the second reading of the telecoms package.

The Boing Boing post has more details as well as a link for information on how to identify and contact your MEP.