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Breach of copyright no crime under draft E.U. law

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Breach of copyright no crime under draft E.U. law

A committee in the European Parliament agreed on substantial changes to a proposed law against counterfeiting and piracy of goods including computer software, music and movies Thursday. “The legal affairs committee, which will lead the debate on the proposed law when it goes before the whole Parliament for a vote, agreed to restrict enforcement measures to civil law, rather than the more draconian criminal sanctions that the European Commission proposed when it drafted the text in February.”

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