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Link Harvest: EU Parliment Approves Telecom Reform

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/09/219&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

The hold up is that the Council of Telecom Ministers, which represents the member governments, insists on a "three strikes" policy of cutting off broadband access if the ISP gets three complaints from an IP holder of IP infringement by a user. Note that the IP rights holder does not have to prove anything or get a court order. It is enough under the proposed three strikes policy that the ISP receives three complaints.

The European Parliament rejected the "3 Strikes" proposal by the Telecom Ministers, who refused to remove it, prompting the current showdown.
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