European Parliament Calls for Stricter Anti-Piracy RulesAdded: Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
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It all began a year ago, in 2009, when the European Parliament and EU Telecom ministers were involved into a row about the EU's Telecoms Package and the understanding of what it should do with unauthorized downloading.
As for EU ministers, they were favoring a more tough law, such as the “three-strikes-and-you-are-out” regime, while members of European Parliament tried to smooth the penalties arguing that it won’t be quite fair if people downloading material for non-commercial use would be treated at the same way as criminals committing piracy on a global scale.
European Union has some examples to watch and follow. Ireland, for example, became the first country in EU to introduce a “three-strikes” regime after ISP Eircom fell under the pressure of the music industry filing a lawsuit against it. Hadopi, the French version of the legislation, is in suspension at the Conseil d'Etat, France’s highest authority, which is said to be waiting to watch the European Parliament decision in the coming weeks.
1 June vote in the European Parliament has resulted in supporting a report by a French center-right member of European Parliament whose opponents say will call for draconian measures to prevent users from downloading material illegally. At this vote, thirteen MEPs from JURI (the legislature's legal affairs committee) favored Marielle Gallo's report with only eight being against. The majority comes from the center-right EPP (European People's Party) and ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe). Those, who are against, come from the Socialist and Democrat group.
This report provides governments with a requirement to implement the very controversial “three-strikes” regime which allows to disconnect those users who are caught with unauthorized downloading three times.
Nevertheless, Gallo denies this fact and declares she isn’t in favor of such regime, but rather prefers a Spanish version which is currently going through the local parliament in Madrid. That policy has also split up the local policymakers in Madrid, and it allows to close down websites providing unauthorized downloads to visitors.
A report by Universal Company revealed that piracy of intellectual property in Europe would lead to €240 billion in revenue losses and 1.2 million jobs lost by 2015. However, such statements have been later discredited by the governments of the US, Canada and the Netherlands, who have conducted their own independent investigations in this field.
June 3rd, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
|thanx for the read SaM|
|aah the debate goes on, let them eat cake, as the longer they debate, the more proof that piracy actually increases sales of media..if i watch a flick from here and its good, i go and buy the dvd or bluray for my collection..||
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