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Article posted Dec 24 2011, 10:41 PM Category: Science/Technology Source: TorrentFreak Print

Dutch Parliament: Downloading Movies and Music Will Stay Legal

by Ernesto, TorrentFreak

In an attempt to reduce widespread piracy in the Netherlands, the government there recently introduced a plan that would make downloading movies and music unlawful. However, this proposal was binned yesterday by a motion from the Dutch parliament due to concerns it would restrict the free flow of information, invade the privacy of citizens and invite copyright trolls. Instead, they encourage the entertainment industry to focus their attention on providing authorized alternatives.

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