Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:58 UTC
Legal We have some very, very good news for Europeans (which happens to include myself): we have the European Parliament on our sides when it comes to battling ACTA. If you may recall, ACTA is basically an attempt by the US to impose upon the rest of the world draconian measures like three strikes laws and the DMCA. All parties within the European Parliament have together put forth a resolution that would effectively tackle ACTA.
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Problem is - who going to monitor that traffic?

I sure hope this will be official body like the police or something, because I won't accept some corporate police. That would be illegal.

As a side note... By your standards everybody using p2p is suspect (because you don't know where the packets are coming from before you investigate - so you have to investigate EVERYBODY).

For your information - I make my music myself. If I use samples they are free from rights or CC. I only use free and open software. I never pirate a game. Still under your definition I am a pirate for looking at my legally bought DVD by not using the Microsoft(tm)(c) player but libdvdcss2.

En that - dear corporate-slave - stinks!!!!

Also - laws here in the Netherlands permit downloading. You can rant and spitting fire as much as you like, but even if I ever should downloaded a song I am NOT a pirate, simply because the law say I am not a pirate. You can argue about the morality of things, but at the end it is the law that counts!

Again - downloading is perfectly legal here in the Netherlands. Now - you don't want to be a lawbreaker by accusing innocent people and unlawfully sniffing their traffic don't you? Because if you (or a non-police private company) are sniffing my traffic without a search-warrant you are breaking a LOT of laws concerning privacy. You can even facing jail time for that!

Think about it.

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