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Old 4th August 2011
Originally Posted by GearOnTheGo View Post
No Don, illegal downloading is not a personal use copy if you never purchased a copy to begin with! Expect massive push back on this before it gets past the goal line.
Massive push back? Yes, I would expect so.

Especially since they're talking about "bringing their policies in line with the US."

The US has site blocking now and is going to be stepping it up.

The US has a six strikes arrangement that the ISPs adopted voluntarily and which the ISPs are not complaining about paying for.

And that bit about "orphan works" simply doesn't fly.

If they want to be in step with the US - and if they want to protect IP - they'll have to do a lot better.