Stealth legislation that could affect Europe on Monday

"If you live in Europe, you should be really concerned right about now. A small group of MEPs are trying to sneak in a law that could punish you even if you're innocent. When it goes through, if anyone in your household has been determined to be file-sharing by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) three times, they'll blacklist your IP for life!

There's less than one day to stop this from being passed. It was slipped in right before the legislators broke for the summer, hidden within a huge package of telecom legislation, so most of them won't even get a chance to read it before they vote! Hugh Hancock, Johnnie Ingram, and Matt Kelland decided to do something about it by creating a machinima to warn everyone. If you would like to know more about what's going on, check out the Strange Company website, where they outline what you can do to help."

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OgTheClever3611d ago

This could be pretty big and contraversial if passed.

UnblessedSoul3611d ago

Not so stealthy now is it, hope it gets failed.

DRUDOG3611d ago

This is totally unacceptable and is really turning into a witch hunt of epic proportions. So basically what they are saying is that if your sharing a flat with someone else who decides to d/l something and gets "caught" three times that they will ban everyone using that IP? F that. This is exactly why I never d/l crap anymore. One day a subpoena is going to end up in your mail telling you you're being sued by somebody for some ridiculous thing like file sharing.

ia_studio3611d ago (Edited 3611d ago )

you can easily change your IP with the cmd,
you can find how to do that in google.

ar3611d ago

That wont help. If this law gets passed they will just have to tell the isp who to shut down and the isp will cancel their subscription. Changing ip won't help, the isp:s knows who's using what ip.

Testo3611d ago

I assume they would do this through your harware address which cannot be changed.

But hey if you buy a new NIC then your fine.

But I think this is BS.

RememberThe3573611d ago

But file sharing coasts a number of industries a ton of money. We all know that money rules the world so I would be surprised if it did pass. Lets hope not though, I don't want those kind of laws coming over to the states.

Tmac3611d ago

Waiting for the influx of american's who are just itching to say "This doesn't affect us".

Max Power3611d ago

there are other countries outside of the americas?

RememberThe3573611d ago (Edited 3611d ago )

This doesn't affect us.

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