[Fsfe-ie] Prison Over Patents? EU Law Unites Foes

teresahackett at eircom.net teresahackett at eircom.net
Thu Dec 15 15:05:22 CET 2005

Thanks, Ciaran. Do you have a reference/press release for the withdrawal 
of the proposals? Pre-lex hasn't been updated.


Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> Someone else also asked me about this - I didn't realise it wasn't known.
> The Commission has withdrawn the proposal (both the Directive and the
> Council Framework Decision) in response to the European Court of Justice's
> recent ruling on an environmental cases, the co-decision *can* bring in
> criminal sanctions.
> The original plan then was to bring IPRED2 back in early January as just a
> Directive, and merge in some bits from the Council Framework Decision, but
> recently I've heard that instead of this the Commission will propose a
> general criminalisation Directive (not specific to "IPR"s), in "early 2006".

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