Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Nov 2011 11:15 UTC
Legal While the US is still pondering SOPA, we just got some absolutely fantastic news out of Europe. The European Court of Justice, the highest court in the European Union, has just ruled that P2P filters installed by ISPs violate the European Directive on electronic commerce as well as fundamental rights [full ruling]. This is a hugely important ruling that effectively protects all member states of the European Union from ever being subjected to ISP filtering and spying.
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Regarding the fight against piracy ...
by WorknMan on Thu 24th Nov 2011 14:25 UTC
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No matter what anybody thinks about it, as long as content exists for people to copy, they will do so. (This is why I never attempted to make a living by trying to sell something that can be copied an infinite amount of times for $0.) Eventually, I think content owners will just give up and stop fighting a battle they can never win. Because when it comes to 1's and 0's, once you release it into the wild, you don't own it anymore. And no amount of bitching and trying to pass laws to the contrary will change that.

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