Thursday, April 10, 2008

"Is Three-Strikes Out?"

The "three strikes and you're out" proposal to banish those who content owners think are infringers from internet access appears to be in trouble in Europe. The threat is most serious in France.

See the IP-Watch report here.

Make no mistake - the big content companies are trying to re-configure the internet in order to assert control over content. If they can't sue users, they want to be able to banish them - without judicial safeguards. This could make the DMCA look like a Sunday school picnic.

The French proposal was being touted at Fordham by Michael Einhorn who frequently takes positions that are friendly to the record industry - and was most unconvincing in my view.


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