Monday, May 31, 2010

EU considers the Gallo report

More attempts to stretch copyright beyond its origins as a fairly good idea for creative people to the basis of a fictional industry, as the EU takes delivery of the Gallo Report, a nasty bit of work which attempts to protect "intellectual property" like it was children. As La Quadrature:

The Gallo report calls for the creation of private copyright police, where infringement are dealt in an extra-legislative way, with cooperation with the Internet Service Providers, such as in the "three strikes" policies of the first HADOPI or DeBill laws.

Private copyright police. That sounds like a great idea, doesn't it? ComputerWorld has some ideas about how to get involved to stop the proposals before they become very, very bad law.