EU turns down anti-piracy plans


EU politicians have voted down calls to throw suspected file-sharers off the net.  The plan to cut off persistent pirates formed part of a wide-ranging report on creative industries written for the European parliament.

However a narrow vote saw MEPs back an amendment to the report which said net bans conflicted with “civil liberties and human rights”, putting MEPs at odds with governments around the world planning tough action against pirates.

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