Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 13:39 UTC
Legal "The Opinion shows that the lack of precision of the Agreement about the measures to be deployed to tackle infringements of intellectual property rights on the Internet may have unacceptable side effects on fundamental rights of individuals, if they are not implemented properly. It underlines that many of the measures to strengthen IP enforcement online could involve the large scale monitoring of users' behaviour and of their electronic communications. These measures are highly intrusive to the private sphere of individuals, and should only be implemented if they are necessary and proportionate to the aim of enforcing IP rights." Paint, red, scout. You know the drill by now. How does this surprise anyone at this point?
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by Gestahlt on Tue 24th Apr 2012 18:37 UTC
Gestahlt
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2011-10-17

It is so sad. Basically every person is under general suspicion being a content pirate, child molester or terrorist.

Innocent until proven guilty doesn´t seem to apply in the most countries anymore (maybe never had in certain ones). We in germany have even a law for the GEMA which specifies that you are using GEMA protected material until you can prove otherwise (Guilty until proven innocent).

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