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Telecoms Package

The "Telecoms Package" is a set of five European Directives regulating electronic communication networks. The text was voted in first reading in the European Parliament in Sept.24th 2008. Serious problems arose in this first reading on the issues of Privacy, Network neutrality and regarding the implementation of a mechanism known as "graduated response" at the European level.




It was extremely helpful in raising awareness to have President Sarkozy say the Internet is not the Wild West and that ISPs must take steps in connection with piracy. That has been the catalyst for other governments to look at this more closely.

Jo Oliver, in charge of the IFPI's litigation activities -, april 13th, 2008