by Mike Masnick
Thu, Sep 25th 2008 8:01pm
Earlier this year, the EU Parliament spoke out against laws proposed by entertainment industry lobbyists, that would force ISPs to kick accused file sharers off the internet using a "three strikes" law. Now the Parliament has made its position even clearer, taking a vote and, once again, rejecting the idea of using three strikes laws to fight unauthorized file sharing, noting that it interfered with civil rights and privacy rights of individuals. The sponsor of the motion made it clear: "You do not play with individual freedoms like that." He also suggested that France, who had already put in place a three strikes law, should reconsider. It's so rare these days to see politicians not falling for the lobbyists' claims, that it's nice to see.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- David Cameron & The Pig: Revenge Porn & The Right To Be Forgotten
- EU Orders Makers Of DieselStormers To Change Name Because Diesel Clothing Trademarked Diesel For Everything
- Auto Industry's Own Study Demolishes Case For Car Safety Harmonization In TAFTA/TTIP
- How NSA Surveillance May Result In Fragmenting The Internet: EU Court Leaning Towards Ending 'Privacy Safe Harbor'
- EU Proposes New Corporate Sovereignty Court For TAFTA/TTIP; US Not Interested