Petition Tag - internet

61. We don't "like" your treatment of roleplayers

On FaceBook, there are perfectly lovable accounts made by nerdy people, and they're accounts made for roleplaying as one's favorite character from whatever movie or TV show that they are most nerdy about.

Supporters of these accounts (aka those who have such an account and/or hold at least one dear on their "friends" list) lovingly refer to them as "roleplayers", "FaceBook roleplayers", "RP's", or "FBRP's". But in the eyes of those against these accounts (tattletales and FB itself), we/they should be counted as "fake accounts".

I am a supporter, and I belong in the "and" section. I have a separate account as Jessie from the Toy Story series, and I hold many roleplayers on both of my "friends" list very, very dear to my heart. Recently, someone threatened to report and ban my favorite roleplayer of Timon from the The Lion King series, and I was absolutely heartbroken. This wouldn't have been the first time one of my roleplayer friends had been permanently force-deleted, either.

I know that there are some people who hide behind anonymity to do truly terrible things to others, but I think that there should be true proof that that's what someone's doing before they ban somebody. One example would be a screenshot that can be proved to be 100% unedited.

UPDATE: The photo you see as the petition photo was the exact photo that was the profile picture of the Timon roleplayer I mentioned. I cannot currently message him, see his wall, or see his profile picture, as he temporarily deleted his account by choice in response to the threats. He's back on, but I still don't have the ability to talk to him. I really am heartbroken about that.

62. Make Bullying Against Disabled People Illegal

It is disgusting to see what some people say about disabled people and I believe it should be illegal.

For example, this is a link to an image someone made.

It is unbelievable what some people say and no one has done anything to stop it. Making bullying towards disabled people illegal will show that it is wrong.

63. Vote against the ITU having regulatory authority over the Internet

ITU and the Internet

Right from inception, the Internet has had no central ruling authority. But this December, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is conducting a review of the international agreements governing telecommunications and aims to expand its regulatory authority to the Internet.

Countries such as Russia which are advocating the ITU have regulatory authority over the Internet have advocated restrictions over the Internet "where it is used to interfere in the internal affairs of a state". This represents a dramatic threat to the openness of the Internet, where countries could regulate content not just within their own borders, but over the entire Internet.

Geographically isolated nations such as New Zealand and other Pacific Island nations have a significant economic and social interest in an open and well functioning internet. Accordingly, such changes to the ITU may harm our social and economic well being more than other nations.

The ITU has been a closed organisation for nearly 150 years - they represent the antithesis of the Internet community’s open and inclusive approach. Civil society, private sector, technical experts, and Internet users will only have limited input in the process. This would be a significant departure from the open, participatory, multistakeholder model that has made the internet a successful driver of social and economic growth.

If you support the continuing evolution of the multistakeholder internet, you are invited to read and sign this statement of principles.

Statement by New Zealand Civil Society on Internet Freedom and the ITU

Recitals

Whereas, the Internet has become a major force globally for economic and social progress, opening up opportunities for consumers, educators, innovators, creators, artists and commerce.

Whereas, geographically isolated nations such as New Zealand and other Pacific Island nations have much to gain socially and economically from an open and well functioning internet.

Whereas, the benefits of the Internet have been created in the absence of any single central regulating authority or single standard-setting organization. Instead, it has been governed by a combination of groups in a multi-stakeholder model, which have evolved over time, and will continue to evolve. These organisations have included:
the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) coordinates identifiers, such as domain names and Internet Protocol addresses, across the Internet
the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is an open organisation that develops and promotes technical standards for the Internet
the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where members, and the public work together to develop Web standards.
the Internet Governance Forum (or IGF) was established in 2006 under a mandate from the United Nations to discuss public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance in order to foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet

Whereas, the definition of "Internet governance" has been captured succinctly by a 2005 Report of the UN-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Working Group on Internet Governance to mean "the development and application by Governments, the private sector and civil society, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the Internet."

Whereas, the characteristics of the multistakeholder actor in Internet governance may vary from organisation to organisation and from country to country; however all institutions should share certain attributes of openness, participation and representation of the Internet community as declared herein.

NOW, THEREFORE,

We declare our shared interest in and determination to keep the Internet open as a vital, global platform for access to information and communication, and an enabler of economic and social opportunity in New Zealand, across our region and around the world, while working to protect privacy, security and to keep children safe online.

We ask that all Internet governance organizations must share certain qualities: that they have a specific purpose; they have defined, limited powers; that their roles are narrowly tailored to specific objectives; and they provide open, transparent and participatory processes for stakeholder involvement.

We acknowledge that today’s multi-stakeholder institutions are not frozen in place. As the Internet evolves, so will its institutions. By the same token, any institution’s legitimacy to govern is not fixed for all time, but should be anchored in the aforementioned WSIS definition of Internet governance.

We ask that any institution engaging in Internet governance should articulate to Internet users the institution’s scope, purpose, and processes in clear, transparent ways.

We demand that any institution engaging in Internet governance provide for participation by all of the Internet’s stakeholders in meaningful ways before any decision.

We expect such institutions to engage in an ongoing dialogue with all affected stakeholders, including Internet users themselves. An institution’s legitimacy to govern must be derived from a shared understanding of its role in the ecosystem, addressing issues such as the following questions:

Why? Why is the institution acting and does it compete with another institution?

Who? Who are the decision makers, and how are they appointed or elected?

How? What is the process for decision making and what is the process for appealing any decision?

What? What are the institution’s powers? How are they narrowly tailored to the institution’s stated purpose?

Where? Where are meetings held and is there a mechanism for open involvement and engagement by stakeholders by distance?

64. We demand a complete internet ban for convicted pro-paedophile activist Nigel Oldfield

Please don't just like. You need to sign ;)

In August 2005 - A TWISTED teacher jailed for downloading 11,000 vile images of children is masterminding a website for paedophiles from behind bars. Disgraced chemistry tutor Nigel Oldfield, 44, plays “agony uncle” to perverts who log on to the site, which justifies paedophile activities and demands sex with children be made legal. The site also advises paedophiles on how to download child abuse images without being caught.

Now released not only does the pro-paedophile ex-teacher still run blog's for that give advice to other paedophiles but he spends a great deal of time harrassing survivors of child sexual abuse on facebook, by using fake profiles. This man is a clear danger to children and should get a immediate internet ban

Oldfield was arrested in August 2002 after a shopper saw him taking pictures of children in Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre. Police then discovered child porn images on computers at his flat in Doncaster. Oldfield, was head of science at a Derbyshire school in the summer of 2002 when, over a three-week period, he collected abusive images of children/babies in several 18-hour internet sessions.

He set up the website, which the Mirror has chosen not to name, while out on licence after serving eight months for possessing child abuse images. The site was axed in May by internet service providers after a police probe and Oldfield’s probation team ordered he return to prison. But now he has managed to restart it and Oldfield is in contact with fellow perverts on the running of the website, which offers a mobile number and an email address to offer one-to-one “support”.

He is also campaigning to lower the age of consent to 12, and to legalize indecent images of children

And now he is back to his old tricks !

Click the link at top of page for full profile on Oldfield.

65. Ban animal pornography and shocking footage

As you may or may not know, shocking material is all over the internet. This varies from animal pornography to serious mutilation to human beings.

Child pornography is banned on the internet, but it's ridiculous that media showing animal pornography is still allowed and exists on the internet in large amounts.

This has to stop.

66. Petition Social Sites to Have a Curfew for Minors

Stop Idol Minded Teenagers & All Minors From Posting Fights, Bullying, Harassement, Etc.

Youth Should Do Learning Activities On Line And Not Go To School The Next Day To Fight.

67. Rural Wireless Internet

As part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, $225 million was provided to Industry Canada over three years to develop and implement a strategy to extend broadband coverage to as many unserved and underserved households as possible, beginning in 2009–2010. By far the biggest component of this strategy was the Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians program.

Broadband internet access is viewed as essential infrastructure for participating in today's economy, as it enables citizens, businesses and institutions to access information, services and opportunities that could otherwise be out of reach.

Bell and Rogers have recently both undertaken a forced transition costing their rural wireless clients hundreds of dollars per month to receive services comparable to those enjoyed by their urban clients at a fraction of the cost.

Clients happy with previously available technologies are now being forced to transition to metered billing in numerous markets previously served by unmetered wireless service.

This transition was implemented by both companies simultaneously. No high speed alternative technologies have been offered to rural clients and there is no plan to install optical fibre cable or perform other needed infrastructure upgrades.

68. Good touch / Bad touch needs to be made compulsory in the curriculum

Helping Hands Against Abuse would like all schools in the UK to teach Good touch/Bad touch as part of the national curriculum as well as the dangers of grooming and internet grooming to be taught in secondary schools as part of sex education.

69. STOP ACTA!

The Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is proposed to be passed. Recently, SOPA was discarded after public outrage and internet strikes. ACTA was shelved last year but now there are plans to initiate it.

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE, do we really want our privacy attacked? The internet is to be monitored so every time that you send or receive info it will be MONITORED! This goes against the very principle of free speech!

Please let congress know by signing the petition that this is UNACCEPTABLE AND WE WILL NOT LET OUR PRIVACY BE INVADED!

70. WJJG is For Smart Shows Only

Not only did 2011 see the sudden death of Joe Gentile, but the removal of intelligent programming and music from weekdays (and even parts of the weekend).

It is totally unfair to get rid of Angry White Male, Job Talk, John DiVita's Morning Show, and other programming that made WJJG an amazing radio station.

Mancow should not be on at all. He is incoherent and his show does not belong on a community radio station like WJJG. Michael Savage should be aired in two hours or removed too, and sent back to WIND.

If you believe that WJJG should continue with original programming and music during weekdays, please sign this petition. This is an outrage and we need to keep whatever we have left of special radio stations like WJJG.

71. Stop ACTA Before it Stops you

Don't take my word alone for what ACTA is really threatening. Go look it up. Search it on google. Look at the injustice. We must fight for our right to have privacy on our personal computers. We should fight for our right to not be monitored every time we switch on our computers.

Just because a few people with deep pockets are angry with the internet, doesn't mean that the government has the right to take away our constitutional rights.

Like I said don't take my word for it, go see what the news and your searches and everything else tells you.

72. Outlaw web filters

Web filters are a form of censorship. They prevent people from seeing what they need to see.

They are in schools and businesses. They must be stopped.

73. Stop America from banning anime on internet

America are trying to ban all anime from showing on the internet.

It was on the BBC news that they were trying. We should stop it because not many people can easily go out and buy anime.

74. Bring Back the Old MySpace !

Ever Since MySpace changed it has lost a big part of their users, many of them complain about missing the old MySpace and how they need to change it back.

Old MySpace - let's us express our creativity as teens and also adults, it would benefit MySpace as well as the users.

75. Uncensor SDUSD School Internet Acess

The SDUSD administration is blocking more and more educational websites on its Internet-access system.

These sites include YouTube, Flickr, many computer-technology sights, all blogs they can find, and most forum sites.

76. New Site for Manga and Anime

Well there are less and less sites with manga and anime and some don't have them all.

77. Stop Extradition - Fair UK Trial for Richard O'Dwyer

Richard O'Dwyer a 23yr old University student has been served an Extradition Warrant by the US on charges of copyright infringement relating to his web site which provided links to enable its users to access films on the internet. At all times he was in the UK, his servers were not in the US and his domain names were not in the US.

The alleged conduct took place entirely in the UK. Richard is asking for a fair trial in the UK, where the alleged offences took place and where he will be able to defend himself.

78. Optus Mobile & Internet Network Deterioration



There have been numerous reports by Optus customers, that over the last few months and more, their Mobile and Internet Networks have been widespread and quickly deteriorating.
Reference:
- Mobile: Optus network deteriorating
- Internet: International traffic congestion
- Modems: Cisco DPQ 3925 issue

Such problems exist for the Mobile Network as;
- Low Signal Strength in populated areas.
- Low Signal Quality (regardless of signal strength) in populated areas.
- Dropped phone calls within reception areas.
- Echoing on phone calls.
- Failed calls within reception areas.
- 3G reception drops in and out.
- 3G data fails
- Delayed SMS/MMS
- Failed SMS
- Major congestion & blackspot issues in Metro areas
- Congestion & blackspot issues spreading to regional areas

Such problems exist for the Internet as;
- Slow International Links
- Congestion in the evening
- High latency
- Unreliable hardware and Modems

From a company that launched a "Yes, we hear you" campaign in July, 2007.
Well, we ask that you please hear us.

79. Remove the anon option on tumblr

42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once.

35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once.

21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages.

Words hurt. And for every action there is a reaction. Having an anon option when asking a question on tumblr is just an easy way for bullies to get away with their hurtful ways. There is no need for an anon option and most of the time all it provides is hurt and humiliation.

80. Stop announcing death news

Death news upsets people ans people don't want to hear it. It brings bad luck usually. It's depressing. We must stop it !

81. Georgetown University Technology Awareness Initiative 2011

Georgetown University, although hailed as one of the top schools in the nation, is sadly behind the times in its technological advancements.

We as the students and other concerned individuals would like to see the administration take steps to rectify this problem as quickly as efficiently as possible.

82. Bring Back The Tumblr Directory

A lot of us have put so much effort into getting into the directory, and now it has been wasted.

The feature has also been great for new people, as it gives them a good place to find people to follow.

We don’t want tumblr to remove explore, we just want the directory back.

83. Support Leelanau County Broadband Intiative

Leelanau County continues to fall behind with regards to to adequate Broadband internet access , due to un-served, and under-served areas. Geographically, Leelanau County has been bypassed by affordable and accessible middle mile infrastructure upon which last-mile services can be built.

As education, emergency management, telecommuting, and commerce are more and more dependent upon adequate internet access, We hereby request your acceptance of the need and necessity, and demonstrate interest and show of support as the elected representatives of the People of Leelanau County.

84. Nyilatkozat a nők és családok védelmében


Alulírottak egyetértésünket és támogatásunkat fejezzük ki a Magyar Kormány új médiatörvényével kapcsolatban!

Felelős európai polgárként és magyar civil nőként kijelentjük, hogy teljes mértékben elkötelezettek vagyunk az európai erkölcsi értékek és a közösségi jogszabályok tiszteletben tartása mellett.

Ezért örömmel üdvözöljük a magyar kormánynak a család és gyermekek védelmében hozott intézkedéseit, különös tekintettel az új médiatörvényben foglaltakra.

Nyilatkozatunkkal támogatjuk, hogy
• a média hitelesen tájékoztassa a társadalmat,
• a média szolgálja az emberek testi, lelki, szellemi fejlődését és gazdagodását,
• a média értékközvetítő szerepénél fogva az igazat, jót és szépet mutassa be,
• a média védje a közerkölcsöt, és arra neveljen, biztasson minden embert,
• a média nem tüntetheti fel a bűnt erényként, nem biztathat bűnre, bűncselekmény elkövetésére,
• a média nem népszerűsítheti az erőszak és pornográfia semmilyen formáját,
• a média reklámjai nem használhatják fel a gyermekeket kereskedelmi célokra.

A Magyar Asszonyok Érdekszövetségének küldetése egyben női hivatásunk hitvallása is: „Amilyen a nő, olyan a család; amilyen a család, olyan a társadalom.”
Az asszony legtermészetesebb hivatása az életadás és anyaság, mely a családban teljesedhet ki. A nő, mint a családi tűzhely őrzője, a társadalom formálásának nélkülözhetetlen pillére.

Ezért a média részéről feltétlenül szükséges lenne a női méltóság iránt tanúsított tisztelet, a házasság, a család, az anyaság értékének megerősítése.

85. Unblock Websites on School Computers

Lately, many of the sites at our schools have been blocked. While the school board claims that this is because of teachers abusing sites such as Facebook during school hours, there were no grounds for blocking other sites such as Grooveshark, Miniclip, etc.

86. Pledge of the New Generation v 1.0

We, the undersigned, understand the depravity and deterioration of social structures and graces with the advent of the cellular phone and the connectivity culture.

While we understand that relinquishing technology altogether is impossible, we also understand that a change needs to occur, and that change happens at the level of the individual.

Therefore, we, the undersigned, pledge to personally observe the following uncommon courtesies:

87. Keep the NBN owned by the Government

NBN Co Limited (NBN Co) was created to design, build and operate the infrastructure that will enable advanced digital services to be provided to the nation.

On 24 November 2007 Australians voted in a new Labor Federal Government led by Kevin Rudd. As part of the party’s policy platform the new government proposed a national broadband network for all Australians.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP Prime Minister and the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, announced the formation of the wholesale-only NBN Co on 7 April, 2009 to enable the delivery of superfast broadband to Australian homes and workplaces.

The company is wholly-owned by the Commonwealth represented by two “Shareholder Ministers” – the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Minister of Finance and Deregulation.

Michael Quigley was announced as Executive Chairman to the NBN Co Board and Chief Executive Officer on 25 July 2009. Other Board appointments were announced on 6 August.

The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy announced on 6 August, 2009 that McKinsey-KPMG had been appointed as Lead Advisor for the National Broadband Network Implementation Study.

The government plans to sell the NBN after 5 years of operation.

88. Expand Melton Exchange

With the expansion of the Shire of Melton there has been an increase in demand for ADSL internet, this has caused severe congestion which results in slower than dialup speeds during peak hours.

89. Lamar University Students against Campus Internet Downgrade

Starting August 15th, 2010, Lamar University Student Services changed how the dorm’s internet access would be provided. Residents will be provided Internet service from Time Warner Cable. The basic or free download speed provided to residents is 50 times slower (2 Mbps vs. 100 Mbps) than what residents had access to before.

The free speeds that they are providing do not even meet the FCC’s (Federal Communications Commission) definition for broadband internet aka high speed internet. This is occurring despite the fact that all students have to pay a “Technology Fee” which has been raised by almost 5% when compared to Spring 2010 as well as a 7.5% increase in our housing cost. You have the option to pay for faster speeds, but Time Warner will not guarantee that you get the speed you pay for. But if a resident were to go to the library or any other building on campus they would have full access to the extremely high speeds (100 Mbps vs. 2 Mbps) provided by Lamar University.

The goal of this group is to organize students to pressure Student Affairs to make them do something about this. So please join this group and sign the petition. Also I encourage you to email Barry Johnson the President of Student Affairs and voice you displeasure. He can be contacted at barry.johnson@lamar.edu.

90. Build Australia's Broadband Future

Australia is in dire need of a New Broadband infrastructure as the current network is not adequate for home and business use. By not implementing the NBN you are holding back Australian businesses from achieving there best in a worldwide marketplace.

The Labor Government has said The NBN will be Australia’s first national wholesale-only open access, high speed broadband platform. They will use Fibre Optic Cables which will replace the Old existing Copper Telstra Network. Labor has pledged to set up online consultations with GPs, allowing regional patients to see a doctor without leaving their home, while NBN Co chief Mike Quigley revealed last week that the NBN would be capable of internet speeds of up to 1Gbps, 100 times faster than originally believed.

The Coalition has proposed investing in a combination of technologies, including fibre optic, cable and wireless, to bring a minimum speed of 12Mbps to 97% of Australians. $1 billion public grant funding and additional, undisclosed private funding for building a wireless network for rural and regional areas
$1 billion on building a metropolitan wireless network focussed on outer metropolitan areas. Rural and Regional Areas would miss out on Fiber Optic and only be provided with Wireless or Satellite Access.