Europe Rejects Plan to Criminalise File-Sharing

The European Parliament rejected attempts to criminalise the sharing of files by private individuals and threw out the idea of banning copyright abusers from the Internet. The vote was close, with 314 MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) voting in favour of an amendment to scrap what many consider draconian and disproportionate measures to protect copyright over the internet, and 297 voting against the amendment

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