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Monday, 06 June 2011 14:16

UN slaps down Britain, France and New Zealand

Written by Nick Farell
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Three strikes laws are human rights abuses
The UN has accused Britain, France and New Zealand of abusing human rights by bringing in three strikes laws against P2P file-sharers.

United Nations Human Rights Council has released a new report on the state of online free speech around the world. As you would expect he called attention to long-standing censorship problems in China, Iran, and other oppressive regimes, but then waded into so-called free democracies "three strikes" laws.

In France, Britain you can be booted off the Internet for repeated copyright infringement. Frank La Rue, whose official title is "Special Rapporteur said he is "deeply concerned" about proposals to create a centralised system for cutting people off from Internet access as a punishment for copyright infringement. Cutting off Internet access as a response to copyright infringement is "disproportionate and thus a violation of article 19, paragraph 3, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights," he said.

He notes that Internet disconnection language has been removed from recent drafts of the ACTA treaty, but writes that he "remains watchful about the treaty’s eventual implications for intermediary liability and the right to freedom of expression."


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+16 #1 hoohoo 2011-06-06 16:31
Ceiling Cat is watching you torrenting your bits!
 
 
+3 #2 themassau 2011-06-06 17:41
+1 for the pirates. :-) maybe the pirates will eventually make everything open source or kills all the businesses we shall see in the future
 
 
+3 #3 youserzero 2011-06-07 08:21
To get a strike against you no proof is needed...just ripe for abusing 8)
 
 
-5 #4 Fierce Guppy 2011-06-07 10:09
Quoting themassau:
+1 for the pirates. :-) maybe the pirates will eventually make everything open source or kills all the businesses we shall see in the future


No, thieving is not going to motivate the gaming industry to go open-source. It's ~profit~ driven and fiercely competitive, hence the high caliber of the games. There is no open source game that comes anywhere near to the quality of store bought 3d games today. What piracy will do is push game developers towards more secure platforms and give politicians an excuse to legislate more anti-piracy laws. The answer to piracy is to stomp on the offender's nut-sack and sell all his stuff as restitution.
 
 
-3 #5 Fierce Guppy 2011-06-07 10:10
Screw the UN. Bunch of filthy lowlife Marxist rat-bastards. Internet access is not a human right. There is no such thing as right to force others to provide you with a good or service that they created. Being chardonnay slurping socialists one shouldn't expect anyone from the UN to respect property rights least of all the effort and risk that goes into producing stuff people want or don't want as the case may be.
 
 
-2 #6 JAB Creations 2011-06-07 11:10
What democracies? You mean republics? Does every single citizen in Britain, France and New Zealand get together in their respective country and vote all at the same time? No, so if they elect representatives then they are republics!

I think we should write our own stories, at least they would be accurate!

Fierce, dude I'm all with you when it comes down to politics however you need to work on rewording what you type.
 
 
+4 #7 youserzero 2011-06-07 11:14
Quoting Fierce Guppy:
Internet access is not a human right.


Yet the right to take it away from someone is? You sir are a moron and a D bag
 
 
-4 #8 Fierce Guppy 2011-06-07 20:00
Quoting youserzero:
Quoting Fierce Guppy:
Internet access is not a human right.


Yet the right to take it away from someone is? You sir are a moron and a D bag


You must still be living out of your daddy's wallet to even suggest people who create a value are required to give it to anyone at all. Society doesn't owe you anything.
 
 
+2 #9 youserzero 2011-06-07 22:56
Quoting Fierce Guppy:
You must still be living out of your daddy's wallet to even suggest people who create a value are required to give it to anyone at all. Society doesn't owe you anything.


Yet you feel everyone else in the world owes the content industry something? We do NOT need thieves in charge of who and who does not get access to the internet; see "Big Content sued for not paying musicians" http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/22938-big-content-sued-for-not-paying-musicians

How come no 3 strikes you're out law for the content industry if they steal from the artists?
 
 
-2 #10 Fierce Guppy 2011-06-08 10:18
Quoting youserzero:
Yet you feel everyone else in the world owes the content industry something?/quote]

Oh for frak sake. You don't owe anyone anything if you haven't taken anything from them.


We do NOT need thieves in charge of who and who does not get access to the internet;


No, moocher boy. People who create or provide a value are not thieves for withholding it from you since it is theirs in the first place.
 

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