[pp.int.general] Dutch Minister thinks about Banning the Home-downloading of Copyrighted Material

Wybo Wiersma wybo at logilogi.org
Mon Sep 3 19:27:07 CEST 2007

Hirsh Ballin, the Dutch Minister of Law thinks about banning the
downloading of copyrighted material according to a well known
columnist from the Netherlands.

According to him he does this because the Dutch were strongly opposed
against taxes on MP3-players and harddisks during the last election-
time, causing politicians to speak out against those, and Hirsh Ballin
to ban such taxes untill december 2008.

(in Dutch)

So we have something of an expected problem here on the horizon.

Wybo Wiersma

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