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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by LB06 on Tue 29th Nov 2011 19:11 UTC
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In The Netherlands in will remain fully legal to make a copy for personal usage, even though the source is clearly illegal. We already pay taxes on blank (optical) media. In return, we get to download creative works legally.

The government wanted to abolish this and make downloading illegal, but it was blocked by the lower house. Hooray!

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