European internet access ‘fundamental right’ plan dropped
Posted in: Governance at 05/11/2009 18:47
Plans to make internet access a "fundamental right" are to be dropped, a move that paves the way for European law enforcement agencies to cut off web users who have been caught downloading pirated films and music.
The European parliament has agreed to drop an amendment that was aimed at countering so-called "three strikes" laws, legislation that allows law enforcement agencies to shut down internet connections that have been allegedly used for illegal file-sharing.
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