Breaking News: Word on the virtual street is that the law has been postponed for a month.
There is a new internet (ICT and e-transactions) ESSA law that is might highly be passed soon in Lebanon. This law doesn't protect the internet users. And this law, might end up being like most laws in Lebanon, a gate to corruption, to sectarianism and to embezzlement.
Stop This Law! We are the internet users now and we should have a law that allows big corporate companies not be afraid to have a branch in Lebanon, thus creating a lot of job opportunities and allowing Lebanon to become a hub and a pioneer in internet business.
But alas, Lebanon once again, might really succumb to money and greed. More about it by head of PCA, Gabriel Deek speaks about the major "bad" points in that law in this post.
You can watch a video aired on LBC on Sunday about that matter here.
Taken from schizolax-10mg.blogspot.com
Updated: Here are some articles of this law translated into English, thanks to SMEX Beirut.
Lebanese Bloggers unite and write about this subject
- SMEX Beirut
- The Identity Chef
- Maya's Amalgam
- Sara Hilal
- Trella's Blog
- Life in Still Motion
- Dany Awad <-- Brilliant Analogy, MUST READ - Lebanese nightS
- Gino's Blog
- Qifa Nabki
- This is Beirut
- Mom's Kitchen Lebanon
Updated: More articles from online Newspaper on the matter
- Al Akhbar
- Al Balad
Daily Star's article on the 2002 law that considers VoIP as illegal, they decided to start enforcing this law recently.
Ya Libnan's article here.
P.S. Do not confuse the ESSA law (the bill that might pass today) with the VoIP Law already signed years ago.