Post Tagged with: "european parliament"

Pirate Party Success in European Parliament Elections

The Pirate Party, which is focused on digital rights, has enjoyed great success in today's European Parliament elections.  The big news is that the Swedish Pirate Party won 7.1 percent of the national vote, good for at least one seat in the European Parliament (and possibly two seats).  By comparison, […]

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June 7, 2009 9 comments News

European Parliament Rejects Telecom Package Due to Internet Rights Concerns

The political importance of Internet rights became apparent yet again today as the European Parliament rejected the entire Telecoms Package due to support for access to the Internet as a fundamental right (see also here and here).  That amendment is a direct challenge to the three strikes approach (ie. graduated […]

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May 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

European Parliament Rejects Three Strikes and You’re Out Approach

Days after New Zealand dropped its support for the "three strikes and you're out" approach (also known as "graduated response") that would see ISPs terminate subscribers on the basis of three unproven allegations of copyright infringement, the European Parliament has similarly rejected the proposed approach.  Le Quadrature du Net reports […]

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March 26, 2009 6 comments News

European Parliament Votes For Greater ACTA Transparency

The European Parliament has voted for a proposal to bring more transparency and public access to documents.  The resolution includes specific language about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.  In particular, it states: Acting in accordance with Article 255(1) of the EC Treaty, the European Commission should immediately make all documents related […]

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March 11, 2009 8 comments News

European Parliament Votes Against ISP “Graduated Response”

Otherwise known as the "three strikes and you're out" approach.  Details here, here, and here.

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April 11, 2008 1 comment News