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'Three strikes' piracy laws coming to Italy?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jan 2009 17:07 User comments (6)

'Three strikes' piracy laws coming to Italy? The Italian Ministry of Culture seems to be following in the footsteps of the French government, and is preparing to overhaul its intellectual property rights to include a 'three strikes' (you're out) model for suspected pirates.
Minister of Culture Sandro Bondi added that the intellectual property laws will be updated and be based on the current French model, thanks to a cooperation deal with French officials.

Some of Italy's current laws date back to the 19th century, and Bondi noted that film piracy is more "severe" in the region than in most of Western Europe.

The Italian government has pegged confronting piracy as a top priority and has been discussing methods since early 2008.

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6 user comments

123.1.2009 10:47

Will using Guido's online sausage recipe be considered piracy now ?

224.1.2009 15:09

Only the countries with government backed infrastructures with a limited amount of ISPs could work a strike system and then when they lose 30% of their customers what will they do?

325.1.2009 18:31

Notice they said "suspected pirates." I guess we can just go ahead and do away with that whole pesky due process thing. Guilty until proven innocent is what your government is telling you now. When are people in mass going to put a stop to these corrupt politicians? Until someone can stop corporate money's pollution of governments, this will never end.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Jan 2009 @ 18:34

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

425.1.2009 19:08

Originally posted in another anti-RIAA thread...

"This is all empty discussion - you all know for a fact that they are never going to stop until all freedoms have been stripped from us, leaving us to choose between only those options they allow us.

You cannot advise using the law to get out of this - the law can and has been changed on many occasions to suit the needs of big business. This is no different. Those in charge wish to remain in charge, and will scratch each other's backs endlessly to make sure this occurs.

It is not that they will not listen to the voice and decisions of the common people - it is that they hold that voice of such people in complete disregard. They want only to control you, your minds, your actions, and harness you to the wheel of their industry.

They stupify you with "their" culture - Pop Idol, Gladiators, celebrity marriages and breakups, compelling you to work in their sweatshops in order to earn their valueless currency.

Even your home, the roof over your head, the most basic necessity of human survival, must be bought at such a high cost that we cannot afford it without taking out an immense loan, repayable over 25 years, keeping us in bonded slavery as long as it exists.

The economy is a lie - just whom exactly do we and our American and European brethren owe our national debt too? Why, the very same super-rich elite who, it is claimed, have engineered this whole situation. These, my friends, are our enemies.

Direct not the brunt of your anger at our politicians or police, for they too are mere pawns. Some indeed have no clue whatsoever how this state of affairs came into being, and are merely pig-headed fools. Others are weak men who have allowed themselves to be bought with promises of wealth or power to come, and should be pitied as much as they are despised.

No, my friends, these are not our true enemies. They are merely the least amongst us.

The rich. Or, more accurately, the super-rich. In all manner of criminal investigations, one looks to see who benefits from the crime in order to find the purpetrator. Where, my friends, does the money go? From whose stained and scaly chin are we stealing the breadcrumbs of Piracy?

For it is mere breadcrumbs we remove from the plate of the great purveyors of music - indeed there is evidence to suggest that piracy has in fact increased record sales in recent years, due to the explosive proliferation of musical availability Piracy has engendered. These breadcrumbs, therefore, cannot be said to be the reason for the immense legal upheaval we are currently experiencing.

No, my friends, the issue is control. We have dared to buck our oppressor, to show him we have a will of our own, and now he would crush that will. To remain silent is to submit yourself to his dominance; to attempt to use his own system against him will only result in that system being ammended to his satisfaction. We have only one recourse...


I was recently reminded that Anarchy does not mean chaos, it means "no leaders". I, my friends, am an Anarchist, and I invite you to join my cause in any way you see fit.

I thank you for reading...


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526.1.2009 8:52

Well judging by the responces, this isn't news any more. All the countries will have these laws by the end of the decade.

627.1.2009 4:35

I love the unification of the EU. I like this law of 3 strikes i would like to read the actual legislation to see what is actually entails.

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