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[ NNSquad ] Re: nnsquad Digest, Vol 3, Issue 32
And now from a human being.
Europe: the pro-graduated-response report is discarded
par Astrid Girardeau
tags: Europe, graduated response
Last January 20, in Brussels, the commission on legal affairs voted on a text particularly promoting graduated response and online content filtering, and heightening the responsibility of ISPs (see our news item [http://www.ecrans.fr/Manoeuvres-europeennes-pour,6238.html]). This report, called the Medina Report because it was proposed by the Spanish Socialist deputy Manuel Medina Ortega, isn't dead, but it is no longer on the table.
In total contradiction of Amendment 138 of the Telecom Package submitted by Eurodeputies Guy Bono, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, and Zuzana Roithova, voting on the text received enormous attention in the media, and a bristling response even from certain Socialists who had emphasized the absence of logic between the texts. All this is in the context of the European elections.
Since being scheduled for the plenary session of the second week of February, then pushed into March, the report, we learn, is no longer in consideration. According to our sources, Manuel Medina Ortega himself informed Jacques Toubon that the report had been postponed "sine die". That means that it could reappear in September, or in three years, or never.