All membersWritten by Vorstand, 2019-03-18. Permalink
Article 13 has been on everyone's lips in recent weeks and will be voted on in the European Parliament on the 25th of March. In concrete terms, Article 13 is part of the planned copyright reform aimed at strengthening copyright on the Internet. To this end, platform operators are to be made obligated to identify and effectively prevent copyright infringements. The idea behind this reform is to be welcomed for the time being, but this obligation will have far-reaching consequences which will affect many services.
"Measures for the recognition of copyright are effective content recognition technologies that should be used appropriately. (Quote, Article 13, EU legislation)
The implementation of this reform means that platform providers must proactively filter content to detect copyright infringements. The sheer volume of images, videos, text, and music uploaded daily makes manual review impossible. Instead, automated methods will be used to compare content with algorithms against databases of known works.
Algorithms can poorly detect the difference between allowed media, such as satire and quotes, which will lead to unlawful blocking.
An infrastructure is needed for filtering. However, only the major providers (Facebook, Google, ..) have the necessary resources to build them. Smaller providers, on the other hand, have to buy the technology, which makes the small providers dependent on the big ones and gives them access to even more data.
The existing filter infrastructure can also be used very easily for other purposes, e.g. to filter certain political statements.
We the board of the AG DNS, are therefore clearly against Article 13. Its implementation will lead to a massive restriction of freedom of expression and development on the Internet. In addition, Article 13 strengthens the large Internet groups and contributes to the monopolization of content. If you want to defend yourself against Article 13 with us, we call on you to take part in the demonstration on 23rd March .
All membersWritten by Willi Meißner, 2019-02-26. Permalink
The complete minutes can be found here (login needed), unfortunately both are only available in German.
All membersWritten by Richard Mörbitz, Markus Helbig, 2019-01-22. Permalink
In agreement with the ZIH we made the decision to abolish the traffic limit.
In order to maintain an excellent service quality for all of our members, we continue monitoring the traffic consumption. If one disturbs the network usage of other members, we will consequently disable the network access of that person.
All dormitories except HochschulstraßeWritten by Justin Künzel, Florian Völker, 2019-01-22. Permalink
Original news (2018-08-24): Unfortunately our new user administration system Pycroft still has missing functions.
Currently, the traffic credit is not increased by the expected daily 10GiB.
Your credit will continue to decrease!
Therefore we don't block any members at the moment.
We are already working on correcting the error and ask for your understanding!
If you want to help us and become active at AGDSN, this might be interesting for you.
Update (2018-12-04): The error is still present. We will inform you as soon as it is solved.
Update (2019-01-22): Due to the abolishment of the traffic limit the missing feature is no longer relevant.
Wundtstraße 5Written by Marcel Beyer, 2018-12-18. Permalink
On Saturday and Sunday, the 5th and 6th of January, we will renew a network rack at Wundtstraße 5.
This will cause network outages in floors 1 to 5 starting at around 10 a.m.
If you still experience problems the next Monday, please use our contact form to notify us.
All student housesWritten by Gerrit Hinz, Vincent Knyrim, 2018-12-13. Permalink
Beginning with the 2018-12-21 there will be no office hours until 2019-01-06. The AG DSN takes a break for the holidays.
If there are emergencies, you can still contact us via email. You find the contact form over here.
The AG DSN wishes you merry holidays and a happy new year. We look forward to the next successful year with you.
Budapester StraßeWritten by Jakob Müller, 2018-11-25. Permalink
On Sunday, 2018-12-02, we will renew the network cabling in the dormitories Budapester Straße 22 & 24.
This will cause network outages starting at around 10 a.m.
If you still experience problems the next day, please use our contact form to notify us.
Update (2018-12-04 13:45): Occasionally, it still came to failures today, but these should now be resolved.
Gutzkowstraße & ReichenbachstraßeWritten by Justin Künzel, 2018-11-22. Permalink
Currently, we noticed a network outage in Gutzkowstraße & Reichenbachstraße. We are already working on it.
Update (2018-11-22 00:39): We have solved the problem now. Everything should work again.
All membersWritten by Friedrich Zahn, 2018-11-21. Permalink
On 2018-12-05 at 7pm the next General Assembly of AG DSN will take place at Max-Kade-Foyer, Gutzkowstraße 29-33, 01069 Dresden.
The main topics will be a second supplementary budget for 2018 and the budget for 2019.
Members of AG DSN can find the full details and agenda in the invitation, but unfortunately only in German.
Zellescher WegWritten by Florian Lamprecht, 2018-10-25. Permalink
At Sunday the 2018-10-28 we will repair our redundant fibre connections at the dormitory Zellescher Weg. In this time there could be short disruptions in the network connection.
NeuberinstraßeWritten by Sebastian Trebbin, 2018-09-24. Permalink
On Wednesday 2018-09-26 the Studentenwerk will improve the radio links to the dormitory Neuberinstraße.
A result is a total network outage at Neuberinstraße. It will last for several hours.
In the evening the network connection should be operational again – with a bit more bandwidth.