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2004 03 04

we are the law

The Register on the EU IP Rights Enforcement Bill:

The bill creates a new “Right of Information” that allows rights holders to obtain personal information on P2P file sharers. An ISP’s servers can be seized and destroyed with no hearing if one of their customers is alleged to have infringed a copyright.

There’s something scary in a legislative body when it starts implying that some special interest groups are always right and can rectify alleged wrongs by themselves. Picture an army of Judge Dredds storming in a ISP’s servers room stating “We are the law.” and wreaking havoc.
(via Sophie G‘s comment on Glazblog)