Many countries in Europe are putting increasingly greater curbs on piracy and file sharing, a move that is seen as something which may put the freedom of internet at peril in these countries. However, there are some who are trying to take more amicable routes. Among these is Denmark who has reportedly decided to educate the users regarding the issues of online privacy.
According to the report, the Ministry of Culture in Denmark has been working on this for some time and will soon be unveiling a new ‘Pirate Package.’ Basically, this will be meant to educate the users regarding the disadvantages and harms of online piracy and will try to convince them to pay for online music as well as other content.
Earlier, we had heard that Denmark was starting a ‘three strikes’ law according to which if a user was found convicted in copyright infringements, he would be struck from the internet. However, now it is being said that the Ministry of Culture decided to make a less strict and more friendly approach towards the whole issue.
The Ministry has worked with rightsholders, telecoms and other organizations to create legal alternative to the three strikes law, such alternatives which would educate, rather than punish, the pirates online.
However, ISPs in Denmark are still under threat of being asked to ban different file-sharing websites such as Pirate Bay. The government has reportedly reached an agreement with ISPs who would be persuaded to block such sites which the government may deem as infringing upon copyrights.
Courtesy: The Verge