Parliament wants pop-up warning on torrent sites – update




Who tries to download illegal material from a torrent site or another site containing illegal content, should get a pop up with a warning. To advocate VVD and PvdA, which together have a majority in the parliament.

Copyright It is not yet clear how the two parties want to technically realize the plan; opposite the NOS they just want rid of the pop-up must be some concerns them coming. The warning should make clear to the user that they are illegally; it is illegal in the Netherlands since April for downloading from illegal sources.

Violators of the ban in the download pop-up should be alerted to alternatives. “There should be also be that there is a legal alternative and you will be referred to as” says VVD MP Jeroen van Wijngaarden across the NIS. Would thereby remain anonymous, and the offenders are not prosecuted; according to mutually enforce the ban download unfeasible and undesirable.

Labour MP Astrid Oosenbrug do not know how the plan should be implemented technically. “That’s tricky – I have no answer yet, but I do not like MP too,” says Oosenbrug opposite Tweakers. It is the Member of Parliament for the ‘education’ aspect. “People who know the way as standard have a pop-up blocker turned on,” says Oosenbrug. Incidentally web browsers now have a built-in pop-up blocker. Oosenbrug adds that the plan should not be against the ‘internet freedom’ deal.

It is unclear how the parties think they can enter a download warning: since it is not likely that the torrent sites are there voluntarily cooperate. Providers may download warning inject serving the page, but before that there is currently no legal basis. The providers may not do so voluntarily, because they violate net neutrality. Moreover, it does not work with https. The download warning would be Separately therefore shown in legitimate content, which can also be found on many torrent sites.

D66 MP Kees Verhoeven calls the plan ‘stupid’: working frightening consumers have under him. “It’s a silly plan and does not show any knowledge of how people surf the Internet and download” says Verhoeven in a written response. “Illegal downloads not reduce you with pop-ups, but with more legal supply,” said the MP.

Update, 13:06: Reaction PvdA added.


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