Europe votes against ‘three strikes’ law

The European Parliament has once again voted to prevent EU member states from imposing a “three strikes” rule against unauthorised file sharers.

In April MEPs supported measures added within a bill “to avoid adopting measures conflicting with civil liberties and human rights and with the principles of proportionality, effectiveness and dissuasiveness, such as the interruption of Internet access”.

Called to vote once again, the majority of MEPs voted against the lunatic measure, which would see file-sharers caught illegally sharing media three times struck off the internet for good. The vote came in at 573-74 in favour.

“You don’t play with individual freedoms like that, ” said MEP Guy Bono who proposed the amendment, before calling on the French government to revoke its three strikes law.

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