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ZDNet UK: EU Lawmakers Threaten Open Source

Aug 02, 2005, 15:15 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)

"The European Commission has proposed a law that could allow criminal charges to be pressed against businesses using software that is believed to infringe upon another company's intellectual property (IP).

"The proposed directive, which was adopted by the European Commission last month, would allow criminal sanctions against 'all intentional infringements of an IP right on a commercial scale...'"

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