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GI.Biz: Three Strikes Coming In?

GI.Biz writes: "A battle is underway throughout Europe regarding the protection of online content (including videogames), in which governments, rights holders, ISPs and consumers are all weighing in and the resolution of which will have great importance for the games industry.

The genesis of this battle lies in the dissatisfaction of rights holders (from music and film companies to games developers and publishers) at the legal regime on which they must currently rely upon to protect their content. With court proceedings slow, lengthy and expensive, rights holders have been lobbying for legislation to compel ISPs to take 'technical measures' to curb online piracy/copyright infringement over their networks."

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