Just when filesharers thought the coast was clear in europe after a decisive vote against disconnecting internet users was passed, a new stealth piece of legislation is discovered.http://www.zeropaid.com/news/9855/Entertainment+Industry+Trying+to+Sneak+%27Three+Strikes%27+Law+into+EU%3F/
Legal experts discover that proposed new European Union laws could lead to controversial 'three-strikes-and-your-out' plans despite previous rejections by the European Parliament.
It was just two months ago that the European Parliament rejected "three-strikes" anti-file-sharing proposals to disconnect copyright infringers as well as plans to force ISPs to filter copyrighted material from their networks.
All would seem well until recently when Sheffield University professor of internet law Lilian Edwards, and student Simon Bradshaw, began analyzing new European Union telecommunication reform documents and have discovered that proposed new EU laws could lead to a "three-strikes" or "connection sanctions" over the previous rejections by the European Parliament.
If their analysis is true, and the proposed amendments to the EU Directives governing telecommunications and related services can be interpreted as they suggest then it's important for the public and policy makers to take note.
The time is once more upon us to make a few noises in the ear of those we vote for folks, this is especially important in light of the stealth nature of the proposed legislation,there can be no justification for going directly against the will of the EU member states who recently voted to deny such draconian and luddite laden plans, will the content industry try to :/outlaw the wheel next as it was used on a cart in one of their movies ?