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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    Anonymous frog coward, 14 Apr 2008 @ 2:19am

    Re: Re: Re: You have no clue...

    Possibly. But if a new law trumps an old one.
    It might be contrary to the constitution though, but if so, it can only be challenged by members of parliament right after it's passed (which happened with the latest law on that subject, by the way, and might very well happen with this one). Once it's part of the legal system, it can no longer be challenged before a court, though that might change in the coming months with a planned constitutionnal reform.

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