A swedish ISP refuses to filter the Pirate Bay

The largest provider of Sweden has refused to comply to a request by the IFPI (International Federation of Phonographic Industry) asking it to filter access to the torrent site The Pirate Bay.It should be recalled that the IFPI has launched a campaign some time ago to require Internet providers to filter access to P2P sites. This campaign successfully obtained a court order requiring TELE2 to block access to the famous site which features a pirate galleon as its emblem.

Squaring the Net : the debate is open.

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Paris, March 26, 2008. While the Olivennes bill [0] aimed at building the "graduated response" must be voted before the summer in France, a group of citizens launched "Squaring the Net" to alert on this and other equally disturbing governmental projects, and to make alternative proposals.

Since the beginning of the year, the french government has announced various projects relating to Internet:

Squaring the Net, op-ed by Christophe Espern

The French parliament will soon debate a draft law "about the High Authority for the dissemination of works and protection of the rights on the internet". The project incorporates the recommendations made by the then CEO of FNAC (biggest CD and DVD retail stores in France), Denis Olivennes. One of the key measures is to sanction a violation of copyright by cutting access to the Internet.