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There's just a few hours left to take part in @Framasoft's crowdfunding for :

kisskissbankbank.com/en/projec

PeerTube is an ethical alternative to : it has no algorithm, it's open source and decentralised, and gives control over video back to video makers.

It uses a P2P system to spread the load of popular videos, so that publishers don't need data centres to reach a mass audience.

It federates through , just like Mastodon, PixelFed etc.

YES! It worked, the European Parliament rejected the copyright proposals!

WELL DONE!!!

:blobcheer: 🎉 🍾

MEP Julia Reda on what happens next:

twitter.com/Senficon/status/10

/ Update!

@rysiek is on the ground at the European Parliament, this entire thread is worth reading as it says exactly which groups/MEPs to be contacted the most:

mastodon.social/@rysiek/100315

Vote on EU copyright directive (including ) is tomorrow! Please call your MEP today and tell them to vote against the changes.

@rysiek met MEPs in real life, here are tips:

-Calling MEPs is way more effective than e-mailing them.

-If you can, please *call* your MEPs. Find your MEP here: europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/map

-If you'd rather e-mail, write 2-3 paragraphs in own words, from your e-mail address. Even if it's not as slick as the template, it will work way better!

Vote on EU copyright directive (including ) is tomorrow! Please call your MEP today and tell them to vote against the changes.

@rysiek met MEPs in real life, here are tips:

-Calling MEPs is way more effective than e-mailing them.

-If you can, please *call* your MEPs. Find your MEP here: europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/map

-If you'd rather e-mail, write 2-3 paragraphs in own words, from your e-mail address. Even if it's not as slick as the template, it will work way better!

What if, tomorrow, we had a little #AMA about #PeerTube and #Framasoft on r/freesoftware...? Just to celebrate the last days of our crowdfunding: kisskissbankbank.com/en/projec
Stay tuned!

If you've been waiting to join the instance pixelfed.social but kept missing the signup windows, they have now opened registrations until further notice:

pixelfed.social/register

They also have their own Mastodon account at @pixelfed to distinguish it from the general PixelFed platform.

Another important take-away from my meetings already: calling MEPs is way more effective than e-mailing them.

E-mailing MEPs with a standard e-mail from a template can actually be counter-productive.

If you can, please *call* your MEPs. You can find your MEP here:
europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/map

If you'd rather e-mail, please write two-three paragraphs in your own words, from your e-mail address. Even if it's not as slick as the template, it will work way better!

#Art11 #Art13 #SaveYourInternet

Once again in my own words to make sure more people see it: The Stylish browser extension apparently uploads your browser history robertheaton.com/2018/07/02/st

There are some really good public domain out there, so I've done a simple little search page for finding them:

switching.social/public-domain

Give it a go if you're a fan of classic or .

Feedback welcome.

You can see the list of sources on the search results page, let me know if there's a source you think should be added.

I've tried to focus on books, especially literature, rather than academic papers or general archives.

There are some really good public domain out there, so I've done a simple little search page for finding them:

switching.social/public-domain

Give it a go if you're a fan of classic or .

Feedback welcome.

You can see the list of sources on the search results page, let me know if there's a source you think should be added.

I've tried to focus on books, especially literature, rather than academic papers or general archives.

p.p.s. This includes UK residents, Britain is still a member of the EU and its MEPs will be voting on the directive.

On Thurs 5th July, the European Parliament votes on the new Copyright Directive, including (the ) and (the ).

Art13 would mean mandatory YouTube-style content filters on all websites.

Please contact your MEP *today* and tell them to vote against the new Copyright Directive.

Complete list of MEPs with contact details here:

europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/map

More details on the issues involved here:

saveyourinternet.eu/

The kobo.com sells lots of non-DRM eBooks! :blobaww:

However, they also sell lots of DRM eBooks, all mixed together with the non-DRM, and no filter to sort them out :blobcry:

This makes it very difficult to look for non-DRM books on .

So, to solve this problem switching.social presents the Unofficial Kobo Search page, which lets you find non-DRM books available on your country's Kobo site:

switching.social/unofficial-ko

Any feedback very welcome.

Yeah, that's still a terrifying violation of our privacy.

This is evil.

The kobo.com sells lots of non-DRM eBooks! :blobaww:

However, they also sell lots of DRM eBooks, all mixed together with the non-DRM, and no filter to sort them out :blobcry:

This makes it very difficult to look for non-DRM books on .

So, to solve this problem switching.social presents the Unofficial Kobo Search page, which lets you find non-DRM books available on your country's Kobo site:

switching.social/unofficial-ko

Any feedback very welcome.

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Mastodon

mastodon.at is open to all users and federates with most instances.

🇩🇪 🇦🇹 🇨🇭 mastodon.at ist offen für alle User und ist mit vielen anderen Instanzen verbunden.