Three Strikes and you're -er- confused?

 

Pangloss  - a cyberlaw blog written by Professor Lillian Edwards, Sheffield  University

04.07.08

 

"I have been helpfully given a briefing document by Monica Horten, PhD researcher at the University of Westminster and part of La Quadrature du Net, anti 3-strikes civil society body, which is difficult but alarming reading. Monica has made a close study of someof the proposed amendments to the Telecoms reform package, which have in the main been pushed through committees by industry lobbying and are scheduled to come up for voting on July 7. Yes - in 3 days time. There are 800 amendments and only a handful concern copyright. This is a legislative needle in a haystack. I have seen no publicity for these very important amendments except one report in EDRI-gram: the general press seems unaware. I have checked the amendments myself , but it has to be said however, that interpretation of what exactly they mean is in many cases difficult.

Full details can be found in Monica's brief and at the Quadrature de Net page. Monica suggests that the amendments promoted by copyright interests will, if passed on July 7"