Legal Aspects of File Sharing - Statute and Case Law By Jurisdiction - European Union

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See also: EU Copyright Directive

In November 2009, European Parliament has voted on changes to the Telecoms Package. In regards to file sharing MEPs agreed to compromise between protecting copyright and protecting user's rights. A European Parliament statement read "A user's internet access may be restricted, if necessary and proportionate, only after a fair and impartial procedure including the user's right to be heard." EU members were given until May 2011 to implement these changes into their own laws.

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