Europe Quietly Ramps Up Its Copyright Enforcement

Law360, New York (January 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The recording and motion picture industries have been cracking down on illegal file-sharing in the United States for nearly a decade. But although there haven't been as many high-profile cases in Europe, the authorities there have been quietly looking to reduce the impact of copyright infringement on the creative economy.

Over the last few years, the European Union has issued certain directives requiring its member states to strengthen and harmonize their copyright laws, according to Rebecca Stroder, an attorney with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP....
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