Letís Black Out China!


On the Internet the slogan: "FATE SKYFO" (You're disgusting! - spelled to include the word 'SKY') is flying around. It's referring to SKY controlled by Murdoch who has asked for the closure of 2 websites: coolstreaming.it (80,000 users) and calciolibero.com.

The portals have been closed by the Guardia di Finanza and the site managers have been put under investigation for having allowed people to watch Italian championship games of serie A and serie B.

In fact the games have been made available from Chinese sites.

How it works:

the Chinese television channel CCTV transmits the games in China;

Synacast, a company with Chinese capital sends the signals to the Internet, seemingly in agreement with CCTV.

Result: the Italian championship games bought by CCTV are on the Internet and can be seen by the whole world using P2P technology which allows for the exchange of information on the Internet.

It’s clear that blocking 2 Italian sites is of no use.

You then need to black out China.

And it seems that this is what is happening with requests to Italian Internet Providers. If then the games were to be put on the internet by Mongolia and Taiwan would they black out those countries too?

It’s as though Mediaset were to buy American baseball games and asked the FBI to black out Cuba to prevent them being seen on the internet.

Governments are now being beaten by the multinationals.

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I am Australian and I'm ashamed to say that so is Murdoch, although he changed his citizenship to U.S. so he could buy Fox in America. He has no allegiance except to money and profit and is quite capable of manipulating information to serve his own ends. In the UK after buying the major newspapers there, he promoted a massive information campaign through his papers supporting Margaret Thatcher. When she no longer served his purpose he promptly changed allegiance and supported Blair. He did the same thing with Australian governments through his newspapers there. In the last Italian election some politicians said that the media doesn't influence people but history proves this wrong. Beware Italy. Information can be manipulated in order to give power and authority to a select few. It has become the new opium of the masses.

Posted by: Robert Tuppini | June 13, 2006 01:31 PM

Entertainment [if you would like to call watching football so] has a price, everything has a price... it will not be surprising if one day we will be taxed for paying for what is left of pure air. Television, which should open minds and be there for everybody, has become a giant, a monster - exactly like SKY has been in the United Kingdom.

Giants cash in more money from us poor idiots who keep playing their tunes. Now there is Mediaset Premium, for example, which sells you packets to watch that absurd and useless Grande Fratello... you pay to watch a pseudo-reality programme. I call it pseudo-reality because we all know that real life is different. The reality out there is no house with internal garden and suites and stuff like that. This is the thrash that modern media wants to feed us. And we are supposed to pay for this junk. Just like other giants such as McDonalds, Pizza Hut, KFC, Burger King, Coca Cola and others that get fatter cashing in the money from consumers.

Dear Beppe, I wish, with all my heart, that there were more people like you to kick all politicians in the ass. There are no true gentlemen politicians. The very few who exist are nowhere to be heard and placed in the most awkward places in order not to be seen. For all we know, this would be a better world if the decent people presented themselves for the benefit of others. No matter how you go around it, those in politics always tend to be the dirty guys whom we idiots voted into power.

Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | February 8, 2006 12:47 AM

That is wild, a very interesting article. I know there are more pressing issues but it is still an interesting thought provoking article.
Raymond B

Posted by: Raymond B | January 31, 2006 04:00 AM

You are not a politician, what a pity! :-)

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | January 30, 2006 10:01 PM

If I would be a politician that would be my motto

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 30, 2006 09:34 PM

I know, Prince, I know!;-) But you are not the average italian! You are a free-thinking person! :-)

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | January 30, 2006 08:20 PM

My motto is: "Panem et Patonzam" but not for this I would organize a social uprising.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 30, 2006 07:57 PM

In the ancient Rome was: "Panem et circensis", today is soccer! People are satisfied, they give vent their agressiveness and doesn't think to much!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | January 30, 2006 06:58 PM

Like I give rat's ass about soccer on TV.
There are problems that are much worse.
And all the italians can do is whining about soccer matches.
When you will wake up send me a fax.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 30, 2006 06:34 PM

Every word is superficial. We should stop every way to finance football companies and players. This is the first one example, and I hope that Berlusconi, Murdoch and USA President will never succeed on stopping those web sites, but we need to fight against these monsters. Keep on fighting, the web must be free.

Posted by: Lorenzo Funaro | January 30, 2006 11:15 AM

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