There has been much talk in recent days of’anomaly across Italian he wanted proporre l’AGCOM, a’authority amministrativa with specific tasks, as a new controller and godfather of the rights and duties of netizen Italian. There would be discussed, and in fact it is discussed, because of a matter so important until now has not received due consideration of the legislature; right because in this area the antics of our politicians have followed over the years and are under the eyes of all, between abnormal and unenforceable provisions and laws quite questionable. People who probably would not be able to distinguish a cdrom by a mouse call to legislate on a matter so technical and precise; but what can you do, basically we are in land of the persimmons, As he sang the good Helium years ago.
In fact, the risk of looking foolish in front of the eyes of the world (which we already do every day, in any case) was quite high; as it has detected the communications adviser Nicholas D'Angelo “We will be the only country that delegates matter of adjustment, as well as supervision, an administrative authority. In other countries have parliaments to discuss, action was taken with the legislative instrument. And in general we have moved into, as models of intervention, two possible modes: regulation through legislation or self-regulation of those involved“.
It continues the same D'Angelo “Who will control the controller? […] precisely because we are talking about administrative structures. We are not in front of the court, which has its rules and provides a garrison of a guarantee for those who are touched by the action of the same. The technicians who controls the controllers is a very serious problemthe“.
It’ Today's news which was approved unanimously text contains new provisions on the protection of copyright. Luckily, at least for now, netizens do not seem to be directly involved; in these cases, as history shows, the risk of crusades against P2P is always around the corner and with it the risk for internet users even often unaware of the consequences of their actions (though ignorance of the law does not excusat is clear!).
It was therefore started a period of public consultation 60 days, in view of the transformation law of “package of initiatives”. And as he wrote the pages of Repubblica.it D'Angelo say the same that you can breathe a sigh of relief. Compared to the first draft fact, “The new text is undoubtedly a victory for advocates of freedom of the internet“. Initially it asked the operators to deliver traffic to the NRA, for monitoring piracy, and block “ip ports used for peer to peer”. It is in fact directly attacking users and their connections. The new text will make them instead of just harder to find pirated files.
He understands very well in that area you are moving, that of constitutionally guaranteed rights, and that had to be sacrificed because of this or that major shift. Averted, at least for now, transposition of Italy by the famous “dottrina Sarkozy” and “three strikes” before disconnecting from the network.
AGCOM become “guarantees” the proper functioning of a system in four points. The first on the request to remove the contents the site operator or provider of audiovisual media service by the holder of the right or copyright.
The “Failure to remove content” – decorse 48 hours from the request – must be reported to the Authority. The third point concerns a possible review by the same means AGCOM a brief argument with the parties. The fourth takes the order of removal “if it is the unlawful publication of copyrighted content”.
What comes out is therefore a decisive crackdown to all sites, just, index content, also and especially to the increasingly popular hosting sites like Rapidshare, Megaupload and not only. At this point I wonder and I ask, How long will it be before they close too Google and other search engines?
Via Computer Point