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BBC NEWS | Technology | Europe backs down on piracy plans

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on October 26, 2009
  • tags: 3 strikes rule, copyright

    • Europe backs down on piracy plans

      Lily Allen

      Lily Allen has led an artists’ campaign for a crackdown on file-sharing

      The European Parliament has given the green light for member states to cut persistent file-sharers off from the net.

      It has dropped an amendment to its Telcoms Package which would have made it hard for countries to cut off pirates without court authority.

      It follows pressure from countries keen to adopt tough anti-piracy laws.

      The French government has just approved plans which could see pirates removed from the net for up to a year.

      The UK’s file-sharing policy is also likely to include a clause about disconnecting persistent offenders.

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