Internet and the Draft of law of sustainable economy
Since everybody knows at this point, this morning some blogueros have met representatives of the Department of Culture, to speak about the consequences for Internet of the “Draft of law of sustainable economy”. They have gone there and Mrs. Minister has attended to them during thirty minutes and then it has left the meeting because it had to inaugurate a museum. I have seen often how the ministers have been absent of openings in which his presence was foreseen because they had important meetings in the department. That Mrs. González Sinde should think that an opening is more important that to debate on the Internet future he says well small in his favor.
On the manifesto En defense of the fundamental rights in Internet published yesterday by thousands of blogs, it is clear that it is distant from being very much perfect. It is open to criticism in some of his points, it would be missing more, but it has been an opportune manifesto because it was important to plant face at once to the frontal attack of the Department of Culture. It was necessary to do a lot of noise (even at the risk of that the hypothesis of Marc Vidal is true), but the scandal is not, of course, sufficient for itself. Now the most complicated part comes, to analyze calmly the situation and to determine what effective measurements we can take the interested parties to defend ourselves from this clear aggression against our rights.
Another topic is that of the importance of the persons who have met with the minister. It looks like to me a useless and already slow debate. It is obvious that the "representatives" are not such, not only because they have not been designated by the represented assumptions, but because it has been another part who has chosen them. But they it do not also try to be, as proper Enrique Dans has said in Twitter: "All in agreement: they have called us and we have gone, but we are not representatives of anybody because there has not been a process for it.”
But, in spite of everything, it is better to support these blogueros that to do to them object of fierce criticism as that have been spilled this morning, especially in Twitter. Insurance that the interests of Enrique Dans or Julio Alonso are not exactly mine, but yes they coincide with a the majority. On the other hand the Department of Culture does not defend my interests for anything. It would do it if it was defending the public interest, but it is not like that: most serious of this situation is that the government is not neutral in the free game of the companies on the market, he has taken part as a certain holding, that of the defending lobby cultureta of a few business models in extinction, to the detriment of other businessmen who, for more inri, are those who look at the future. It would be necessary to begin wondering the porqué of this attitude of the government.
This morning in the Breakfasts of TV1 Helen Salgado has justified herself saying that those of the industry of the contents are satisfied with the Law. And it has remained so to taste. I would like knowing about whom the Vice-president was thinking exactly on having said that, because according to the LSSI the blogueros also we are “lenders of services of the information society”, with our duties and rights, but I do not believe that we could be considered to be as “an industry“. Industry of the contents is a term much good applied to the lobby cultureta and his military arm the SGAE.
A falsely soothing argument is of those who say that the glades disposition will not be approved for being unconstitutional, what it seems possible that it is, according to the article 20.5 of the Constitution: "He will be able only to remember the sequestration of publications, recordings and other means of information by virtue of legal ruling.” But let's remember that any legal disposition is constitutional while the Constitutional Court does not pass the opposite. If this disposition wants to throw itself below for juridical route it is necessary to appeal it. It is possible that someone does it and in two or three years give them the account, when they have already closed webs and blogs, and business has sunk for the mere caprice of a governmental commission (and as I write this assaults to me a nightmare in which I see being part of this commission to Teddy Bautista and Ramoncín).: “Are you going to do that Internet in Spain is like China?” Ignacio Escolar has asked in the meeting with the minister, and it has got for worrying answer: "It it is already” (published in Twitter for Jesus Encinar)
Neither it costs me the position of those who argue: good, there they, already he will pay the Spanish socialist party losing votes of Net users in the next elections. And it does not cost me, because as well César Calderón says: "Do they imagine a law of this type in hands of a "commission" neocon named by the People's Party?”. Do they believe that the PP would repeal this article? I do not believe it. The experience of the alternation of parties along the history of the democracy in Spain demonstrates that the pranks that there commits the party that it governs the opposition camp does not arrange when it gains the elections. If we swallow with this Law now, we swallow forever.
The obsolete industry has the lost battle, we all know that, even they. They are not fighting to save his antiquated business model, but to everything delay his death what they could, at least, until the managers of the companies of the clan retire. But: how much more damage will they be able to do until definitely they disappear?