NL vs three strikes

The foreign minister for NL is refusing to accede to Sarkozy’s request on a three strike ruling, forcing ISPs to kick someone from internet if they are ‘caught’ breaking some rules, such as illegal downloading. The real problem with this is that in this system there is no place for a judge, meaning the copyright holders themselves become judges and can randomly go nuts on people they don’t like for some reason. Copyright owners  haven’t been known to be exactly rational in the past, so why should we expect them to be now?

De wetgeving houdt in dat een gebruiker na drie overtredingen van de regels, bijvoorbeeld downloaden, zonder tussenkomst van de rechter van het internet wordt afgesloten. “Nederland zal deze wetgeving niet steunen”, liet Rosenthal weten.

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