License to Stream: State Sanctioned Control of The Internet

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  • danielamann reply Unbelievable that this is even an issue...Ridiculous. Twitch is so far from a radio streaming service and this is downright a way to attempt to greedily take more money. So wrong.
  • [ – ] CrazyRocky reply This is fuckin insane. Greedy governments will go to no end to make more money.
    • [ – ] pjalmighty42 parent reply ...To line the insides of their own wallets.
      • CrazyRocky parent reply So true, this in Germany and recently the law being removed that stated companies had to inform american citizens before selling off their info just proves that.
    • [ – ] Necrophage parent reply This isn't about money. It's about control. The licensing "fees" are simply an intimidation tactic to force the little guy to shut up.
      • CrazyRocky parent reply But I don't think any extra money they get from enforcing this is just a bonus, they definitely took that atleast somewhat into consideration.
  • CryptoAndMarkets reply Unbelievable in 2017 that we have to even discuss free speech. Gvnt wants too much control of what we do nowadays its been admitted for years. TVs spying on is, Facebook and other sites disabling comment pages. Like WTF?
  • [ – ] Filintimus reply german government is fucked yo
  • Kuldebar reply The pace of this stuff is increasing, things that were unlikely/unthinkable not too long ago.
  • [ – ] IronicTree reply Greed is literally destined to destroy everything we've created and ever will create.
  • [ – ] CpBrony reply €1,000 just to live stream that is ridiculous, fuck Germany.
  • pjalmighty42 reply I know Germans aren't idiots...So why, in the wide-blue hell, are they allowing this kind of stupidity? Are they THAT ignorant? Or maybe they're that brainwashed? I mean, there has to be a reason why they just keep allowing this ass-backwards stupidity and why they aren't demanding Merkel to gtfo. I guess the boiling frog syndrome is not exclusive to France...smfh...
  • stizzo reply This is a great way to kill Twitch in Germany. Large streamers will be fine sure, but the smaller ones will just abstain. My little brother streams occasionally and has never had more than 50 - 60 viewers at a time, but those that do watch him are on his stream every time it goes live. Is the message just "fuck those people, go into the stream with 20,000 concurrent viewers and unreadable spammy chat". This is why top-down authoritarians suck so much. They never think about us little people, all they see are the big fish.
  • [ – ] NightfallGloam reply What the legitimate hell? I won't stand for this, the internet needs to STAY free for everyone to express themselves. Honestly, fuck political correctness.
  • blazedu reply e-sports tournaments are gambling now? WHAT!?
  • DsimXD reply Terrible. Just awful.
  • [ – ] RiccardoBlb reply I wouldn't expect less from nazi germany. People should vote out merkel before it's too late.
  • Baconmon reply Like he stated in the video, the german government never specifies WHY they feel the need to apply RADIO licensing fees to INTERNET.. Of course we know their unofficial reason, but where is their official reason?..
  • [ – ] Waces_Ferpit reply VPNs and TOR never seemed so useful...
    • DaffanaTalks parent reply TOR downloads are now monitored. Use a different browser because the government will be sure to actively monitor your activity if they see your computer downloading TOR.
  • RetroBit reply Wow. I think everyone of sound mind should listen very careful to that speech at the end. If it doesn't make you think, or rethink your stance on speech, you very well may have already lost your cognitive ability to exercise free speech.
  • [ – ] andmc reply We the people have the power!
  • blazedu reply A stepping stone for ISP locks. Greedy douchebags.
  • blazedu reply germany, stop! Enough with the censorship.
  • truckmyad reply It's already happened before. They want to go back to TV era. They did control the media before. I was hoping people would rebel, but it does look like they will choose way of the worm
  • Saylor reply Well would ya look at that? Archaic laws criminalizing harmless things.
  • statoilconny reply I was going to say "they just don't get it, do they", but they clearly do. European governments are turning in to china or Soviet Russia. Censor all the things and tax all the things. Make everyone a slave too the state. This shit is going to end in violence someday. I'm afraid it's only a matter of time...
  • cmbijpost reply Unbelievable... internet is the best thing to ever happen to humanity. And now governments will once again fuck it up! Fuck Germany!
  • bfuss0101 reply OBAMA FOR GLOBAL DICTATOR 2020!! Or is it 1984?
  • LeonLaGrey reply This is truly unbelievable....Germany why?! enough with the censorship.
  • wolfalexzemla reply And People continue to watch msm and use mssn mainstream social networks and mss main stream search. How little effort it takes to slow down the creeping digital tyranny and yet so few even try even when aware.
  • Artalive01 reply Jordan Peterson has to be one of the greatest voices I've heard speak in this generation... He's not perfect (and I would never ask for such) but he sure as hell knows what hes talking about.
  • DeathTheGrimComedian reply You're the man, Dave!
  • Aethelweard reply It is very wise of you to keep branching out like you have been by using these newer tech sites like VIDME, Gab.ai, Minds.com. I've been messaging my other YouTube channels encouraging them to do the same.
  • Glassic_Gamer reply This is why you can't trust Liberals to run a Government. They enact silly laws and rules such as this.
  • freeminded4ever reply just moved here from youtube :-)
  • JustLurkKing reply Radio Killed The Streaming Star
  • wanted797 reply So stupid. Governments area always behind on new media and the digital media world.
  • Mihai88 reply I wonder if CamWhores have to pay to?
  • MartynC reply Will the Germans just fuck off already?!
  • [ – ] Mometek reply It's also a form of revenue for Germany. Someone has to pay for the "free" services that the Government provides.
    • Mometek parent reply The other thing is, how do they shut American twitch users. They aren't obligated to pay a licensing fee?
  • blindfire reply What's that? I can't hear you over all the streams I'm watching. Too bad there's not a German one among them, because they were all strangled in the womb by the umbilical cord of the German government.
  • fagnonymous123 reply Switch to hitbox
  • 7rystan reply What are you doing Germany...
  • SC87Returns reply I hope the AfD wins the electrons this year in Germany or otherwise Germany will be more fucked.
  • ImpolitePolitics reply Great work like always
  • Gingerfella reply **The Running Man** 1987 "In the year 2017, the world economy has collapsed. The great freedoms of the United States are no longer, as the once great nation has sealed off its borders and become a militarized police state, censoring all film, art, literature, and communications. Even so, a small resistance force led by two revolutionaries manages to fight the oppression. With full control over the media, the government attempts to quell the nation's yearning for freedom by broadcasting a number of game shows on which convicted criminals fight for their lives."
  • Xexor reply This shows you exactly how narcissistic people in power are in general. They can't accept that something is working properly unless they're involved in regulating it. Never mind that places like Twitch are hugely successful. We have to ban all the things to keep everyone in line. Control the populous through propoganda and threat until everyone is a good little Stepford Child. X[
  • Vlad42 reply Thanks for the link to the Jordan Peterson speech, great stuff.
  • JamesPawson reply I kind of regret learning German... I am certainly never going back there.
  • SamEarl13 reply Its absolutely crazy that anyone would expect a streamer to be able to pay that sort of money to do something that is usually nothing more than a hobby. It's definitely an attempt to either introduce more taxes or limit free speech just as you said. P.S. Was that AnimeCentrul in the last few seconds of the video lol.
  • LordBaldur reply Angela Merkel knows that her party is in trouble so the government is doing what it can to fight a hopeless war of control.
  • PoopHead69 reply Germany just can't stop it's Fascist tendencies.
  • AmateurBellyDance reply When is Vid.me gonna have live stream?
  • GrayRPG reply Great Video, This is getting out of hand I completely agree
  • Ishiku_542561_aka_xchoibitschibi reply Yayyy. 1984. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
  • magicmanmo reply Yeah, twitch is a radio service. Right. Without all the pesky radio waves and such. Wut?
  • enigmaproductions reply That's ridiculous
  • tonygreene113 reply 1984 is here and business is boomin'!
  • -M31- reply Just another excuse to censor and tax people, in my opinion.
  • MysticSword reply It's mind boggling. Big Brother is becoming more and more a presence.
  • AnimeReviews reply Oh good LORD!
  • accuracyrules reply Lets be honest here, doing this knowing most people dont make close to €1000 those people will probably just stop streaming. The people that make that much may stop just because its not a sure thing. New people, you can just forget them giving this a shot. The people that can actually do this are few and far between and will not be around forever after which nobody new will be taking their place because why tf would anyone pay that to stream.
  • penguinman2 reply This is all a plan to stop independent media. Because Germany and (((certain groups))) are tired of not being able to control what people know.
  • Johnnyfive0 reply Came here from your yt channel..
  • Malady reply Germans are literelly everywhere like wtf . Hope vidme anable streaming
  • THOMPSONATOR reply Yup Europe sucks... And so does the government
  • [ – ] TypedScroll reply German here. Deeply ashamed.
  • MadInfoWarrior reply I think that the lesson here is that we need to SAY NO when the government tries to get us to hand over to them our power over our world. Resistance is victory!
  • HereIam reply Welcome America to just a little taster of what it's like to live under the BS that is the Eu Bureaucracy . Sounds suspiciously like a they have taken the model of our BS UK TV licence to come up with excuses to take our money and control or activities.
  • robo336 reply This is how it always starts, first the building, then the whole block.
  • WolfyAU82 reply Do these fat cats not know who Anonymous are?!?
  • Cenobite reply It's not just about the extra money though they will happily take every euro they can from you. The purpose is to make it criminal and then control it. Get the license, and then you comply with that part now you must comply with all other broadcast regulations. Then you must comply with mandates about what is and isn't allowed to be spoken or conveyed. The only solution is enter the Scofflaw, and everyone must become one.
  • [ – ] AmbrociousXP reply I was going to subscribe to this channel but it said I have to pay for the subscription? nvm.
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  • AmbrociousXP reply I thought the Nazis died off but I was wrong....they are in charge of the German government still!
  • [ – ] Andrew__Joy reply Honestly , fuck Germany
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  • essamazizo76 reply That's Ridiculous Those Governments So Greedy Insane
  • BrazelHazelTV reply My issues I belive are the policies on robux.
  • Coolguy6316 reply That's just messed up :/
  • Obibongkanobi reply I decided to come over and check this out thanx to ur vid.
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  • Frankendoodle reply You all are racist idiots.Germany is the best Country
  • TehManBob reply I hope they dont do this in murika we already have enough regulations as it is.
  • iAmEnglishTV reply lol, this is good.
  • kendrakane reply oh wow....holy shit. this is totally a tool for censorship.
  • hdgaminghd reply here for free speech !
  • WeirdestNews reply Just passing by so that people notice me and hopefully follow my vidme. Thanks and goodbye.
  • FreshSocksFox reply ...Germany what are you doing?
  • skobiekilla reply Fuck Eurasia.Oceana for the win!
  • cr1me reply Who is that guy on the right at 6:50?
  • VybeyPantelonez reply Europe hasnt historically been known for revolutionary views on free speech.. has it?
  • wolfalexzemla reply why is it always germany to be the one to f-up the world
  • Heidmars-Netzausstrahlung reply In this context there is to say that Germany already has an "unquitable" broadcast fee since 2013. You have to pay, no matter if you even own a TV. If you dont you go to jail. And yes, that has happened at least once. The other point is that this regulation is only about live streaming. A playback of a recorded video is not seen as broadcasting. So Youtube, vid.me and that like will be fine as long as the dont allow live streaming.
  • FinPatriot reply FUCKING NAZIS!
  • CamsApps reply Hope they don't try to do the same with cloud storage services, else what I have done will be fucked...
  • _Royalty reply Hhaha stupid
  • 123-Proverb-Monkey reply Speaking-Saying something====Giving Life to Words! Brilliant!
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