Broadband Is Now A Legal Right In Finland
from the won't-see-three-strikes-there... dept
You may recall that, last year, Finland announced that broadband access should be considered a legal right. And, as of today, it’s now official that every Finn now has a legal right to 1Mbps broadband. If you think that’s going to make it difficult for the entertainment industry to get a “three strikes” policy in place in Finland, you’re correct:
“We will have a policy where operators will send letters to illegal file-sharers but we are not planning on cutting off access.”
According to the music industry, of course, this makes the Finnish government radical extremists. How dare they want to make sure everyone has broadband connectivity and the ability to communicate freely. How could that possibly be more important than one industry’s increasingly obsolete business model?