EU seems at some level to "get it"
Chris_Brand at spectrumsignal.com
Mon Feb 3 15:37:02 EST 2003
I just came across this :
>The European Commission on Thursday presented a draft
>directive that punishes copyright infringement for
>commercial purposes, but leaves the home music downloader
>untouched, infuriating the entertainment industry.
They apparently condemn piracy and counterfeiting as well
as services that profit by aiding p2p file transfer.
Industry organizations apparently said that "The proposal
creates a two tier system of enforcement where some types
of piracy are acceptable and others not," meaning that
they would prefer to treat unauthorized copying the same
whether it's commercial or not, although "piracy" has
always been used in the past to refer to commercial
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