Anti-Piracy Group Says That Just Talking About File Sharing Should Be Illegal
from the hush-up-now dept
Earlier this year, we noted that the Dutch Usenet community FTD was suing BREIN, the local “anti-piracy” group, for suggesting that FTD was a criminal operation. As the case moves forward, FTD is pointing out that as a Usenet group, all that it enables is discussions and doesn’t see how discussions — even if about file sharing — should be infringing themselves. In response, BREIN still insists that a Usenet provider can, in fact, be a criminal organization, and asked the court to fine FTD $70,000 per day if it doesn’t get people to stop talking about file sharing. But, no, copyright doesn’t conflict with free speech at all… right?