Friday, April 11, 2008

In Europe copyright infringement is naughty but not a crime

Despite the headline, this BBC article has nothing to do with ships:

BBC NEWS | Technology | Europe rejects anti-piracy plans

Rather, we see that Europe has wisely refrained from criminalising copyright infringement. Infringing copyright in Europe is still unlawful of course, but it's not something the police will arrest you for. It's a civil matter.

For real news about piracy, see here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good, it shouldn't be a criminal manner.