Great Firewall of Europe

I don't even know how to go about writing about this.. So the Internet used to be a place where physical location did not matter.. Then websites started to deny access depending on your IP's declared physical location... .

Innovation being a part of the Internet, it seems that we may soon have a system to mimic real world borders, at least in Europe that is. It would work just like regular borders, most people can come in, some will need a visa others just a load of cash or something.

Of course internal movement will be free, except from time to time, like in case of revolutions in countries bordering Europe, France and Italy will try to close the borders down to national levels.

8. Cybercrime
The Presidency of the LEWP presented its intention to propose concrete measures towards creating a single secure European cyberspace with a certain "virtual Schengen border" and "virtual access points" whereby the Internet Service Providers (ISP) would block illicit contents on the basis of the EU "black-list". Delegations were also informed that a conference on cyber-crime would be held in Budapest on 12-13 April 2011.
Source: register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/11/st07/st07181.en11.pdf

Anyway, the good news is that this might just slide as it is probably just a some kind of tantrum from Hungary's tenure of European presidency.

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