14 June 2010

UK music industry lobbyist Fran Nevrkla calls for death penalty for piracy


[via:Tero Inha]

26 May 2010

Ireland’s largest ISP to cut off net access of alleged file sharers

“The European Parliament has been talking about internet access as a basic human right. It absolutely is not.” — Dick Doyle, Director general, Irish Recorded Music Association

[via:Timo Tamminen]

20 May 2010

Boing Boing noticed the Finnish record industry’s regrettable new anti-piracy mascot. It’s so bad I’m posting it now only because Doctorow found it funny.


28 April 2010

IFPI’s child porn strategy (Christian Engström, Pirate MEP)

”Child pornography is great,” the speaker [at a seminar organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm on May 27, 2007, under the title ”Sweden — A Safe Haven for Pirates?] declared enthusiastically. ”It is great because politicians understand child pornography. By playing that card, we can get them to act, and start blocking sites.””

[via:Inka Salminen]

8 October 2009

The office of copyright nazi, French president Nicolas Sarkozy caught distributing pirated DVD copies


27 August 2008

EU pays for, then ignores study on copyright extension

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