Thursday, June 11, 2009

Non To Piracy Laws

The proposals expected to be unveiled in the Digital Britain report requiring ISPs to effectively police internet usage in the UK to prevent piracy might need to be looked at again, as the courts in France have thrown out similar proposals in that country. It's likely that whichever country becomes the first to implement this model will be widely copied, but there's a real reluctance to be the first out of the gate with legislation. With the Pirate Party in Sweden polling at around 7% in the recent European elections this is likely to be a real hornet's nest for politicians.

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