EU says: Net not Fundamental right, Three Strikes Law is kinda still happening

via here and here.

Some horsetrading last night saw this text on file sharing and the three strikes rule. It means you can still get disconnected but it’ll be a little harder. Web is still not fundamental right so Finland stays well ahead of Europe so far but the EU is on the path to make it a right. Once ratified states will have about 18 months to knock this out.

measures regarding end-users access to or use of services and applications through electronic communications networks liable to restrict those fundamental rights or freedoms may only be imposed if they are appropriate, proportionate and necessary within a democracy society and their implementation shall be subject to adequate procedural safeguards in conformity with the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms … including effective judicial protection and due process …may only be taken with due respect for the principle of presumption of innocence and right to privacy

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