[pp.int.general] Dutch Minister thinks about Banning the Home-downloading of Copyrighted Material
andy.milner at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 22:41:23 CEST 2007
I think that one of the main problems we have at the moment is that
the lobbying side of things is very one-sided, all the politicians are
hearing is from side of the "piracy" argument (I use the term piracy
loosely). I think we need to be in a position (and it may be a long
way off) where we can present our side of the argument and try to
balance things out.
On 03/09/07, Natsu <piratenatsu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Once France opened the doors to the ban of downloading copyrighted material,
> it was only a matter of time that others tried to do so. Very bad news. We
> really have to get successful at the elections if we want to stop this
> political trend. Only thing is I don't know how to do so.
> 2007/9/3, Wybo Wiersma <wybo at logilogi.org>:
> > 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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