Beginning in 2015 clarified warning pop-ups on torrent sites




State Secretary Fred Teeven justice will talk to stakeholders about the plan announced Tuesday by VVD and PvdA to provide users with downloading from illegal sources a warning via a pop-up. Beginning in 2015 following the outcome of the talks.

What exactly he parties to the table is, not Teeven said during a general consultation with relevant members of the House of Representatives on copyright. Presumably these include to holders and providers. Teeven promises to come early next year with results of consultations. He sees “objections” to the plan. “We have to first talk to experts about how this can work technically, we are not experts as politicians.”

The plan of the parliamentary parties of the VVD and PvdA means that users get a warning if for example they want to download from illegal sources. music and movies That should happen, for example via a pop-up on torrent sites, although both groups said they not fixed implementation. According Teeven several European countries, including Denmark, have such a system to warn users and can serve as an example: it is unknown which system Teeven refers, but it is thought the paper letters to downloaders; Denmark stopped two years ago with that. Users must be given to that warning to Dutch legal alternatives for such as Netflix and Spotify.

In the debate Teeven further said that it is not possible that brain is prosecuting individual downloaders. “Illegal downloading you just do not. But private parties usually go alone to the big uploaders.” Since April the Netherlands applies a download ban, but the government itself does not enforce.

According to a European solution Teeven there for the struggle with illegal downloading and copyright. “Commissioner Oettinger has promised in December to get a plan. The solution must come from Europe, this is an international problem.”


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