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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P2P is legal!
by judgen on Fri 25th Nov 2011 14:44 UTC
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

It is legal in any term to be restricting p2p in any term is not only a violation for trust and contract (unless provided and agreed upon in advance) It is also punishable by not only fines but also by jailtime in the EU. (also Norway) Sharing illegal warez is as bad as selling illegal wares but the definition of "legal" must be clear and it is definitly not in europe and neither in the world as india and china respects not the patent system or ownership rights in whole.

Edit: Drunk

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RE: P2P is legal!
by Soulbender on Fri 25th Nov 2011 21:19 in reply to " P2P is legal!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Note to self: remember to never post when drunk.

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RE[2]: P2P is legal!
by Tuishimi on Sat 26th Nov 2011 06:43 in reply to "RE: P2P is legal!"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Why? Sometimes those are the most lucid posts... no inhibitions...

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RE[2]: P2P is legal!
by judgen on Sat 26th Nov 2011 14:01 in reply to "RE: P2P is legal!"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Haha one I does de difference... Going to edit the comment.

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RE: P2P is legal!
by fran on Sat 26th Nov 2011 14:51 in reply to " P2P is legal!"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

14:44 on Friday.
Looks like you had an early start :-)
But at 14:44 in late Autumn Sweden is almost early evening?

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