[Fsfe-ie] Prison Over Patents? EU Law Unites Foes
jm at jmason.org
Thu Dec 15 19:23:02 CET 2005
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teresahackett at eircom.net writes:
> Nope, it's another one. IPRED2 is the criminalisation of IP
> infringements. The directive referred to in the FFII wiki page concerns
> data retention. This was passed yesterday by the European Parliament and
> involves the mass retention of data from telephone, email, sms, etc. for
> varying lengths of time (Poland wants 15 years!).
by the way a Polish correspondent tells me that the 15 years proposal
has been withdrawn.
> More here:
> Seth Johnson wrote:
> > ?
> > Is this the same directive as that referred to here:
> > ?
> > Seth
> > Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> >>teresahackett at eircom.net writes:
> >>>Sent to [Upd-discuss] by Seth Johnson. It is referring to IPRED2.
> >>(IPRED2 is of course dead, but some kind of replacement is coming in early
> >>2006, but it will probably be a general criminalisation Directive rather
> >>than being specific to patents and/or copyright.)
> >>>BRUSSELS For once, declared adversaries are on the same side of
> >>>an argument in the technology industry
> >>That's interesting. At the EP hearing I went to the music distributors and
> >>the brand-name pharma industry were saying IPRED2 didn't go far enough.
> >>For one thing, they wanted "sampling" to be included (ISPs required to give
> >>*all* data to a music-industry group, the group analyses the data, picks the
> >>50 "worst offenders", and sues them).
> >>...maybe they've changed their minds.
> >>Ciarán O'Riordan, ___________/ Support FSFE's campaigns against IPRED2
> >>http://ciaran.compsoc.com/ _/ and software patents by joining the Fellowship
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