p2pnet.net News:- “Welcome to the Streaming Service of the Council of the European Union,” says the site. “Here you can select to view live transmissions of ongoing public events at the Council or browse in our archives.”
The trouble is, you can only do that if you’re running a Windows or Apple system.
Linux ist verboten.
However, it should be available for everybody, says an online demand.
“Please unlock the streams so that I can watch themwhitout buying into Microsofts illigal monopoly(as defined by both the US government and by theEU),” pleads Mick Roberts.
“I use linux, and I vote,” says James McNeill.
“Change the service in that way, that also linux/bsd/.. user can use it,” states the petition. “One Solution would be to use the free theora codec for the videos.”
Some 4,031 people had signed when we had a look at 12:16 pm Pacific.
If your Net access is blocked by government restrictions, try Psiphon from the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk Centre for International Studies. Go here for the official download, here for the p2pnet download, and here for details. And if you’re Chinese and you’re looking for a way to access independent Internet news sources, try Freegate, the DIT program written to help Chinese citizens circumvent web site blocking outside of China. Download it here.