EU kills 3-strikes proposal (yay!) but all is not well (eek!)

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3 Responses to “EU kills 3-strikes proposal (yay!) but all is not well (eek!)”

  1. Mark Levitt says:

    I know I’m being hopelessly optimistic, but I wonder if the ISPs and entertainment industry really could do a private deal to implement a three strikes rule.

    First, the ISP would have to let you out of your contract right? They couldn’t cut you off but continue to force you to pay for a service your not getting.

    Second, the Data Protection Act would prevent them from telling other ISPs why they cut you off or that you even were cut off.

    So, without the government getting involved, all they’ll do is give customers who want to break their contract to go to another ISP an easy way out of their contracts.

    I’m sure they’ll find a way around this loop-hole, but it’s nice to dream…

  2. jaduncan says:

    In fairness to the EP, 138 was withdrawn on the basis of legal advice that said it was ultra vires, or outside the powers of the EP and would thus fall under court challenge. The EP has done as much as it possibly could here, and may well revisit the matter after Lisbon.

  3. Anonymous says:

    But when this or ACTA runs up against Finland’s ‘broadband is a right’, won’t the latter win? And are the ISPs of other countries going to accept big hits to their own revenue for a Hollywood cartel that has done nothing for them?

    The MAFIAA won’t quit until they’ve eliminated all their customers, thereby committing seppuku!

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