timothy from the all-fronts-engaged dept.
Robin Gross of IP Justice writes "The EU is about to vote on a controversial piece of legislation that targets P2P file-sharing and other non-commercial infringements.
The EU Intellectual Property Rights Directive creates a 'nuclear weapons' of
law enforcement tools for intellectual property holders. It
combines the most extreme enforcement provisions
found throughout Europe and imposes them collectively onto all of
Europe, for example England's Anton
Pillar orders that permit recording industry executives to
raid and ransack the homes of alleged users of file-sharing software or
it's Mareva injunctions that
freeze a defendant's bank accounts without a
hearing. The vote in the EU plenary will likely be March 11, 2004
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