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Taiwan passes 'three strikes' anti-piracy law?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Apr 2009 0:16 User comments (1)

Taiwan passes 'three strikes' anti-piracy law? According to Billboard, Taiwan has passed an amendment this week to its copyright laws that will add the controversial "three strikes" anti-piracy laws.
The three strikes laws will force ISPs to send two warning letters to alleged pirates before cutting off their Internet connections. The law, the Taiwanese government hopes, will "encourage self-correction by users" and clear up room in overburdened Taiwanese courts.

Adds Margaret Chen, deputy director general of Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office: "These people are doing something they shouldn't be doing in the first place. Besides, there are lots of ways to restrict Internet access besides cutting it off entirely."

The 'three strikes' laws have come under severe criticism around the globe, and was recently shot down in France and repealed in New Zealand.

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129.4.2009 20:57

its a perfect control mechanism, why wouldn't the Taiwanese want something like that.

Besides how much internet traffic from Taiwan is global in the first place.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Apr 2009 @ 21:01

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