[pp.int.general] Preliminary draft of new DK government report on internet piracy

Andrew Norton andrew.norton at pirate-party.us
Sun Feb 8 03:16:11 CET 2009

Ole Husgaard wrote:
> Hi,
> I thought this could be interesting to some of you, though a lot of it
> is in danish: http://www.piratpartiet.dk/sites/default/files/misc/tt.zip
> Please note that this is only an early draft of the report, and that
> there could be changes in the final report. I expect a major political
> fight here in Denmark in a few months after the final report has been
> released.
> Internationally, appendix 6 (bilag 6.PDF) is interesting, as it contains
> answers from various other governments on what they are doing or are
> planning to do.
> Although I have not had time to read it all, I suspect there are factual
> errors. For example USA replied that maximum statuory damages in civil
> cases are DKK 30000 (about US$5100) per infringed work, which I believe
> is wrong (Isn't it US$150000 if willful, and US$750 otherwise?).
$150,000 willfull, $200 or $250 is the MINIMUM for unintended, and $750 
is the minimum for intentional

> So if you have the time and know the language of the reply, you are
> welcome to have a look and let me know if you find any factual errors.
> These are the countries that replied, and the reply language:
> France: In english
> New Zealand: In danish
> Belgium: In danish
> USA: In danish
> Germany: In danish
> Norway: In norwegian
> UK: In danish
> Holland: In danish
> Sweden: In swedish
> Finland: In english
> Best Regards,
> Ole Husgaard.
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