Music industry tries to hijack serious crime legislation in Europe Filed under: Data Retention, Copyright, Intellectual Property Suw Charman @ 8:52 am
When the UK Presidency suggested to the EU that telecoms service providers and ISPs should be forced to retain information about the telephone calls you make and the sites you visit, they stated that it was an essential ³balance² struck between liberty and security: a grave compromise necessitated by the threat of terrorism and serious crime. We don¹t remember them mentioning ³and might help the recording industry fish for file-sharing networks, DRM workarounds, and spurious patent infringers². The newly-formed Creative and Media Business Alliance (CMBA), made up of companies such as Sony BMG, Disney, EMI, IFPI, MPA and Universal Music International, this week expressed an interest in communications traffic data so that they can more easily prosecute ³intellectual property infringements². < snip > http://www.openrightsgroup.org/2005/11/23/music-industry-tries-to-hijack-ser ious-crime-legislation-in-europe/ You are a subscribed member of the infowarrior list. Visit www.infowarrior.org for list information or to unsubscribe. This message may be redistributed freely in its entirety. Any and all copyrights appearing in list messages are maintained by their respective owners.