Download ban back on the table
Junior justice minister Fred Teeven is to revive plans for a formal ban on the illegal downloading of books, films and music from the internet, now it appears there is majority support from parliament.
Teeven told a parliamentary committee on Thursday he will work out his earlier proposals in a slimmed-down form.
The previous parliament opposed a ban, but now the Labour party appears to support a ban on the ‘consistent and commercial use of material which is protected by copyright’, Nos television reports.
The Netherlands has already introduced a home copying fee of up to €5 on smartphones and dvds as a temporary ruling while details of a ban on home copying were being worked out.
Government puts home copying on smartphones, tablets
Minister to press ahead with download ban, blames EU pressure
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation