Europe Will End Copyright RestrictionsAdded: Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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A new Digital Single Market Strategy was adopted by the European Commission in order to improve consumer access to digital services and goods. Europe promised to abolish geo-blocking and lift other unwarranted copyright restrictions.
The situation in Europe is the following: because of complicated licensing agreements, such popular media services as Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Instant Video, and even YouTube can now be accessed only in a few dozen countries with a different content library.
In order to end such geo-blocking practices, the European Commission adopted the new Digital Single Market Strategy, which aims at providing consumers and businesses with better access to digital goods and services. The Commission described unjustified geo-blocking as “a discriminatory practice used for commercial reasons”. The new strategy also involves the improved European copyright law, which would make it easier for consumers to access and enjoy content on the Internet by being able to access content they purchased at home in other countries.
The Commission points out that the movie industry needs to adapt to the new realities of the digital age to let European citizens make full use of the potential of new digital services and goods.
In fact, this new Digital Single Market Strategy was anticipated by the industry observers, and not without a reason: in the past, several insiders called for the lifting of many unnecessary copyright restrictions in the region. Now the plans went official, and the industry experts are waiting for the proposals to follow and the copyright industries to respond.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
|House of Representatives adopted Wednesday, May 13 a bill that prohibits the National Security Agency (NSA) still collect telephone data table of the Americans.|
The project, dubbed USA Freedom Act, was voted by 338-88, and Senate must pass through to the end. He must amend a controversial article of the Patriot Act, passed after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and expires on June 1, writes The New York Times.
Thus, it explicitly prohibits the massive and systematic data collection by the NSA Americans, especially those calls.
A federal appeals court last week declared illegal NSA program of telephone metadata, in June 2013 disclosed the documents sent to the press by Edward Snowden, but judges have left to Congress to draw up legal corrections.
Nuala O'Connor, president of the NGO Center for Democracy and Technology, said:
"Today's vote is a major victory for reforming supervision and a severe censure for those who wish Patriot Act reauthorization without changes."
In turn, Kevin McCarthy, head of the Republican majority in the House, commented:
"Our abodarea Chamber recalibrated to how America must be defended, while protecting civil liberties."
Announces more hot debates in the Senate. Head of the Republican majority in the Upper House would like to retain article Patriot Act as such until 2020.
|posted by (2015-05-15 03:24:30)|
|Hey, I think you accidentally used a couple of English words correctly in that mess.....|
|+1 on the above.. my brain hurts|
|@ #1. Nice copy and paste.||
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