[ZDNet.com] EU lawmakers vote to introduce net neutrality

The European Parliament has voted through a massive tranche of reforms for the European telecommunications sector, including a significant net-neutrality amendment. [...]

The digital rights campaigning group La Quadrature du Net said in a statement on Wednesday that the voting through of the Telecoms Package, including amendment 138/46, was "the final blow against three-strikes laws such as Nicolas Sarkozy's HADOPI bill, which are explicitly banned". Sarkozy's bill, which sought to let ISPs disconnect users suspected of illegal filesharing, was narrowly defeated in the French parliament in April. [...]