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

Seth Johnson seth.johnson at RealMeasures.dyndns.org
Thu Dec 15 17:47:25 CET 2005


Is this the same directive as that referred to here:

> http://wiki.ffii.org/DataRetPr051214En



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.
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