July 7th EP committee vote to create traffic snooping

simo simo.sorce at xsec.it
Wed Jul 9 12:40:17 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-09 at 05:13 -0700, Glyn Wintle wrote:
> I recommend listening to Malcom Harbour MEP and Lilian Edwards (ORG
> Advisory) on this podcast from the BBC. The result is he is willing to
> amend the directive make clear that it will not enforce three strikes,
> etc. It is meant to give users rights.
> http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/fivelive/pods/pods_20080708-1954.mp3

Before you start believing everything he says, I recommend you give a
look here: http://eupat.ffii.org/gasnu/mharbour/index.en.html

Malcom Harbour is a very well known politician from the time of Software
Patents battle in the EU parliament. He was on the 'right' side that
time too according to his words. He was "only closing loopholes in the
current law so as to avoid US-style broad patentability" and fighting
"misguided lobbyists in the European Parliament" (FFII).

I am not saying he is on the right or wrong side this time, but knowing
how he (bi)spoke at the time I'd take his words very, very carefully.


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