Now Italy Will Send People To Jail For File Sharing Also

from the wonderful dept

That's right: make sure the punishment really fits the crime. Over in Italy, if you are caught uploading or downloading an unauthorized file, you now face three years in jail. While older, more intelligent laws focused on whether or not the person copying files was doing so for commercial gain, this new law takes away that provision completely. It's a different law than the one that we just spoke about in California, but it's almost as bad. Update: And since we're on the subject of silly laws concerning music, Greece is warning people that they can be thrown in jail for buying an unauthorized CD - not just for making or selling it.

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