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Italy Prepares '"One Strike" Anti-Piracy Law 219

angry tapir writes "The Italian government is preparing an anti-piracy law that could ban Internet users from access after one alleged copyright infringement, a lawyer and an analyst warned. ISPs would be required to use filters against services that infringe copyright, trademark or patents under terms of the draft law. The proposed changes to Italy's e-commerce directive were drafted in July by members of parliament belonging to the Il Popolo della Libertà (PdL) party of prime minister Silvio Berlusconi."
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Italy Prepares '"One Strike" Anti-Piracy Law

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  • Re:In Other Words (Score:5, Informative)

    by PopeRatzo ( 965947 ) * on Thursday September 22, 2011 @11:16PM (#37487664) Journal

    Why the Italians haven't drowned this guy in the Tiber is quite beyond me.

    I'm not so sure he can be drowned. Judging from the quality of the poontang he gets, he must be able to breathe through his ears.

    Either that or the women are just hookers, which is probably more likely.

    You would think that if the people of Italy didn't drown Berlusconi for the way he's run the country, at least they'd drown him for having sex with an underage girl. But after having spent years living and working in Italy, I'm comfortable saying that most Italians don't really believe women are fully human. Women in Italy are treated at least as badly as those in the most conservative muslim countries, albeit in a less obviously ugly way. And I say this as the son of Italian immigrants. As a people they've got a lot to recommend them, but respect for women is not part of it.

    Hell, just last year an Italian man was given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of murdering his wife because she had been "disrespectful".

  • by mgiuca ( 1040724 ) on Thursday September 22, 2011 @11:20PM (#37487690)

    "See, it wasn't as bad as what we wanted"

    This technique is so common that there's a name for it: The Door-in-the-face technique [].

    The persuader attempts to convince someone to comply with a request by first making an extremely large request that the respondent will obviously turn down, with a metaphorical slamming of a door in the persuader's face. The respondent is then more likely to accede to a second, more reasonable request than if this second request were made without the first, extreme request. ... A reference point construal may explain this phenomenon, as the initial bad offer sets a reference point from which the second offer looks like an improvement.

  • by bug1 ( 96678 ) on Thursday September 22, 2011 @11:29PM (#37487728)

    Cisco violated the GPL with Linksys.

    Lets see Italy ban Cisco from using the internet.

    What, the law only applies to individuals violating for personal use, its ok for companies to violating copyright for financial reasons. I get it now,

    MAFIAA is strong in Italy

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