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

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

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