Author Topic: IPRED2  (Read 1039 times)

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IPRED2
« on: 02 May 2007, 17:08 »
From http://www.copycrime.eu/
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If IPRED2 is implemented without clear limits, "aiding, abetting, or inciting" copyright infringement on a "commercial scale" in the EU will become a crime.

Penalties for these brand new copycrimes will include permanent bans on doing business, seizure of assets, criminal records, and fines of up to €100,000.

IPRED2's backers say these copycrimes are meant only for professional criminals selling fake merchandise. But Europe already has laws against these fraudsters. With many terms in IPRED2 left unclear or completely undefined - including "commercial scale" and "incitement" - IPRED2 will expand police authority and make suspects out of legitimate consumers and businesses, slowing innovation and limiting your digital rights.

Found via www.piratpartiet.se (I don't live there, this political party and it's agenda merely interests me):

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Inskrivet av Nyhetsgruppen 25 april, 2007

Idag den 25 april beslöt EU-parlamentet att bifalla det kontroversiella direktivet IPRED2, som bl.a. gör fildelning till grov brottslighet. Direktivet klubbades på ett sätt så att dess kritiker menar att det i praktiken införs ett tanke- och argumentationsförbud kring upphovsrätten.

- Idag beslöt EU-parlamentet att vi riskerar fyra års fängelse om vi argumenterar för att piratkopiering är samhällspositivt, säger Rickard Falkvinge, partiledare för Piratpartiet. Eftersom det är en av huvudpunkterna i vårt partiprogram, så har i praktiken även partiet som sådant kriminaliserats, med hjälp av den nya brottsrubriceringen "anstiftan till fildelning".

Bad translation of the above quote:
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Written by the Newsgroup on the 25th of april, 2007

Today on the 25th of april, the EU-parliament decided to accept the controversial directive IPRED2, which (among other things) makes file-sharing into rough* crime. The directive was passed in a way which in practice introduces a thought- and argumentationprohibition regarding copyright.

-The EU-parliament decided today that we will risk four years of prison if we argument in favor of piracy being beneficial to society, says Rickard Falkvinge, partyleader for the Pirate Party. Since it is one of the main points in our party program, in practice the party as it is has been criminalised, through the new label of crime "inciting to file-sharing".

Although the Pirate Party of Sweden might exaggerate and provide biased information, this doesn't seem promising. It might be time to bash Europe for a change.

*this is a bad and unclear way of saying it, I don't know the proper English law-terms, help is appreciated (feel even free to retranslate the whole thing).
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Re: IPRED2
« Reply #1 on: 02 May 2007, 17:14 »


Pirate party?

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Re: IPRED2
« Reply #2 on: 02 May 2007, 17:43 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_Party

It's an actual political party in Sweden. And no, it's not the worst name for a party either :)

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Re: IPRED2
« Reply #3 on: 03 May 2007, 12:07 »
Haha, we have pirate party here in Russia too. I even thought of joining it... Can't quite remember what stopped me from doing so, though.

Re: IPRED2
« Reply #4 on: 03 May 2007, 13:11 »
Piracy will never die! Anarchy to fuckin' Earth, man!
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Re: IPRED2
« Reply #5 on: 03 May 2007, 20:48 »
www.coolest-kid-birthday-parties.com ???

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Re: IPRED2
« Reply #6 on: 03 May 2007, 20:58 »
What summer, we here in canada gget summer in july, then winter next week ;)
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