European Parliament Rejects IFPI Plan To Make ISPs Copyright Cops

from the good-for-them dept

There's been a huge lobbying campaign going on throughout much of the world to get local governments to put pressure on ISPs to require them to kick those accused of file sharing off of the internet. It had been worrisome that these efforts actually seemed to be getting some traction in both France and the UK despite vehement opposition from many people. It appears that the opposition has started to get its point of view across. The EU Parliament has now rejected a plan to criminalize file sharing and to implement a "three strikes and you're off the internet" policy. The vote itself isn't binding, but suggests how the EU Parliament feels. While France has already put in place such a law, there was some feeling that France would push to make similar laws enforced European-wide. This vote should put a damper on those plans.

Filed Under: copyright cops, europe, european parliament, france, ifpi, isps
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    Powerkor, 11 Apr 2008 @ 5:10am

    Even if this is used... there will be loop holes. Just like people do with credit cards and debt. This effectively does nothing except for waste our time with a pretend solution to a problem that isn't going to go away over night.

    More and more record labels and others realize the need to change their business models... its not our fault they are still trying to sell us a pretty package when a majority of us want it digitalized...

    Anyway, back to the topic... Stop wasting our money and come up with a real solution.

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