Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Exceptionable Sense Shown By EU

Commission backs users over content providers
Is this a case of the EU actually getting something right?
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The European Parliament's rejection of a proposed "three strikes" law - that would see internet users have their connection cut off if they have been found to repeatedly violate copyright - must be respected, the commission said at an EUobserver-organised conference on internet rights...

Last November, French President Nicholas Sarkozy backed an initiative in partnership with the record industry and internet providers that would see internet service providers (ISPs) automatically disconnect customers who illegally download copyrighted material.
Ah, that energetic little toerag Sarkozy, of course. Probably didn't get the economic point that if thousands of people found themselves cut off then the revenues of the ISPs and other online businesses would suffer.

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