Italy Close to Online InquisitionAdded: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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Today Italy is one of the EU members where rights owners have had their way. Like French and British copyright legislation, the Italian law over the intellectual property can be considered one of the most severe documents, as it imposed so-called “three-strikes” regime on illegal file-sharing. In other words, everyone alleged of copyright violation will be notified 3 times to stop unauthorized file-sharing before getting disconnected from the web.
Nevertheless, while industry observers believed the narrow-mindedness and absurdity has already reached its potential with this matter, Italian politicians proved them wrong. Media reports alerted the industry about a scary analysis of suggested rights legislation in Italy. The new legislation in that country would apparently allow for the web users to have their Internet connection cut off depending on just one accusation. Worse still, it doesn’t necessarily have to be made by a rights owner. Below there is a list, apparently made to the liking of the Hollywood, which successfully ignores the present European legislation.
The draft of the law states that Internet users, outside of any judicial proceeding and lacking the right to appeal to the judicial authority, can be banned to access the web if anyone, whether a copyright owner or any citizen, notifies an ISP about suspected violation of copyright, trademark, or patent. This provision is known as “one-strike” disconnection.
Broadband providers have to comply to the blacklisting of users who are only alleged of copyright, trademark or patent violations to ban citizens from any access to the Internet. This is called “proscription lists”.
The ISPs are required to use preventive filters against services violating copyright, trademark or patents, and are demanded not to promote or advertise online services, which don’t directly infringe copyright, trademark or patents, but still may lead Internet to believe that violating services even exist!
Finally, Internet service providers and hosting providers that fail to comply with any of these rules, particularly if they don’t use efficient filters against infringing sites, are promised to be charged with civil liability.
It seems that the suggested law won’t be tough only for the Internet users, but also for the broadband providers as well…
September 27th,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
|posted by (2011-09-27 14:25:40)|
|may god bless our Italian friends.|
|posted by (2011-09-27 17:29:18)|
|"The draft of the law states that Internet users, outside of any judicial proceeding and lacking the right to appeal to the judicial authority, can be banned to access the web if anyone, whether a copyright owner or any citizen, notifies an ISP about suspected violation of copyright, trademark, or patent. This provision is known as “one-strike” disconnection."|
So any private citizen can make a copyright claim and get someones internet cut off? And it's outside any jurisdiction and can't be appealed? Yeah, there's absolutely no way this would be abused.
|of course the people don't have the same rights in italy as in germany, etc, mainly because the president of italy owns the media and he can get whatever law he wants made.|
just like he never gets in trouble for his past or present crimes.
what do you expect?
for sure this is against EU statutes and is totally illegal.
anyone could say something about anyone and get this action done without proof or due process of the law.
its just like in the US when a woman says a man hit her, he gets arrested without proof just because she said it, but if a man said a woman hit him, nothing would happen.
|posted by (2011-09-29 04:12:41)|
|sounds like someone needs to call in and report the president of Italy and every senator for copyright infrigement and see if they apply the law as stated...||
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