I am from the Netherlands, and this is entirely from the Buma/Stemra organization. The radio stations to whom the website links are actively cooperating in the apparent illegal linking, even up to the point to pro-actively sending out email notifications to all radio portals when the link to their stream changes. (or at least, that's what I understood from the verdict and the news surrounding it).
We don't get it either. But out hopes are set for the appeal.
I have to admit this article makes me think of my mother and grandmother, who taught me that it was _very_ impolite and intrusive to share one's telephone number without asking permission first. Despite the telephone number being listed in the yellow pages (or whatever colour your telephone book pages are).
I'm not really sure she's wrong. I guess I really need to think about this one. Which is a plus-one to techdirt of course. Making people think.
As far as I know it's mostly about the "right to make a mistake". The problem with not forgetting anything, is that your mistakes will haunt you for the rest of your life.
Even though you have learned from those mistakes.
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