Post Tagged with: "three strikes"

France’s Three Strikes Law Hasn’t Brought Any Penalties

Canadian recording industry groups may be pining for a three strikes model in Canada, but the NY Times reports that the French law has yet to result in any penalties and some politicians are expressing misgivings about the law altogether.

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July 19, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Canadian Independent Music Association Laments Absence of Three Strikes

The Canadian Independent Music Association, formerly CIRPA, has posted its submission to the digital economy strategy consultation.  CIMA says that Bill C-32 “pales by comparison” with the U.K. Digital Economy bill, noting that their legislation includes three strikes language.  The CIMA submission rejects concerns about due process in disconnecting Canadians […]

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July 16, 2010 14 comments Must Reads

UK Three Strikes Plan To Exempt Small ISPs

UK reports indicate that the rules for the UK's three strikes system will exempt all ISPs with under 400,000 subscribers.  While the move is described as creating "piracy havens" it is consistent with the regulatory assessment that identified the competitive impact on small ISPs of such a system and raised […]

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May 19, 2010 2 comments Must Reads

Rogers: We’re Concerned With the ACTA Negotiations and Three Strikes

Rogers Communications appeared before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and was asked by NDP MP Charlie Angus about their position on ACTA and ISP liability.  Ken Englehart, Senior VP Regulatory, left little doubt about the company's concerns with ACTA and the possibility of a three-strikes and you're out model […]

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May 12, 2010 77 comments News

NZ Labour Party Reverses Position, Now Rejects 3 Strikes

New Zealand's Labour Party, now in opposition, has reversed its prior policy position as it announced that it no longer supports reforms that could cut off Internet access.

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March 31, 2010 1 comment Must Reads