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Finland to get its own DMCA

Posted on 2005-09-21 by Kenneth Falck

Here we go. As reported by Helsingin Sanomat, the new DMCA-like copyright law proposal remains unmodified by the parliament. Should the motion pass, new regulations will criminalize trivial day-to-day consumer activities, such as transferring music from a copy-protected CD to an MP3 player.

Apparently many representatives don't even understand the problems the new law would raise, although some voices of reason are being heard. Mostly the parliament has been worried about church music, however...

On a funnier note, the recording industry has spoken their mind on the law proposal. Unsurprisingly, their appeal is plain evocative lobbying without any factual value or response to the problems at hand.

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