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EU allows music and video downloads

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 15 Feb 2001 1:32

Parliament of European Union voted yesterday and decided to allow digital music and video downloads for personal use, even when the user doesn't have the original copy.
471 members voted for the law, 53 against it and 23 members didn't vote at all. Now the suggestion goes to next level in EU and if EU ministers agree on the suggestion as well, it will become as a law in all EU member countries.

This is a great day for common sense, I think -- distributing copyrighted files is illegal, but regular users who download those, are not breaking the law.

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