Parliament Urges EU To Approve Copyright Rule

Law360, New York (February 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A member of the European Parliament has urged the European Union's member states to approve a measure, approved by the Parliament last year, that would require criminal punishment for large-scale commercial piracy.

Italian socialist Parliament member Nicola Zingaretti, who wrote the measure, said on Feb. 5 in a letter to the EU's Council of Ministers that the member states must take “urgent action ... in response to the increasingly systematic violation of copyright by some Internet users.”

The council, which must approve the measure before it...
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