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Submission + - European Human Right Courts rules file-sharing human right (falkvinge.net) 2

swinferno writes: "The European Court of Human Rights has declared that the copyright monopoly stands in direct conflict with fundamental Human Rights, as defined in the European Union and elsewhere. This means that as of today, nobody sharing culture in the EU may be convicted just for breaking the copyright monopoly law; the bar for convicting was raised considerably. This can be expected to have far-reaching implications, not just judicially, but in confirming that the copyright monopoly stands at odds with human rights."
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European Human Right Courts rules file-sharing human right

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  • I wonder how much impact the court has.

    CC.

    • by Psilax ( 1297141 )

      This courts decisions will have impact on all lower courts in the european union countries that recognize it (almost all of them).
      But it's not file-sharing that gets copyright protection, it's information-sharing with an intent to uphold some democratic rights that gets better protection.

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