BEUC supports amendment 138 with this open letter to the conciliation committee.

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Open letter to the conciliation committee from beuc
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Open letter from European Consumers to
The Conciliation Committee on Telecom Package
Maintain the Current Amendment 138:
Protect consumers’ fundamental rights on the Internet


Dear member of the conciliation committee,

As member of the Conciliation Committee, you will decide on the fate of the Telecoms Package.
You will have to determine whether citizens’ fundamental rights, in particular the right to a fair trial, protected by amendment 138, will be acknowledged in the Internet environment.

The European Parliament plenary, already voted twice in favour of amendment 138.
MEPs previously adopted the ‘Bono report’ which vigorously condemned the so-called ‘graduated response’ - according to which rights holders (e.g. music and film companies) could ask Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to suspend Internet access for the presumed infringers of intellectual property rights.
Amendment 138 was adopted twice in plenary to prevent this.

The French Constitutional Court has now set an important precedent.
It has judged the so-called ‘Loi Hadopi I’, which would implement the “graduated response” in France, to be unconstitutional.

If current amendment 138 does not remain in the Telecoms Package, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be
asked to cut off the Internet connection of a person who is suspected of  having violated copyright. ISPs would not even need to wait for a judicial authority to judge whether copyright infringement has actually taken place.
This constitutes a violation of the fundamental rights to a fair trial and to presumption of innocence.

The fundamental right to privacy is also at stake.
In order to implement the ‘graduated response’, privacy intrusive technical means (e.g. deep packet inspection techniques) will have to be put into place to monitor users’ online behaviour. These techniques violate the consumer right to privacy and confidentiality of communication.

Furthermore, the fundamental right to information and freedom of expression will be curtailed.
Today, access to the Internet has become a fundamental need – if not a fundamental right. Cutting someone’s Internet connection, in the digital era, deprives them from access to essential services such as employment opportunities, social, health and government services.

The amended version of amendment 138 now proposed by the Council is not acceptable because infringement of copyright is considered a criminal offence in some Member States – thus leaving the door open to a “graduated response“.

The ‘graduated response’ is not an appropriate answer to the issue of illegal downloading.
Rather, it is an undemocratic and ill-founded response to an issue which must urgently be dealt with by the content industry through developing new systems of distribution adapted to the digital environment; certainly not by treating consumers like ‘pirates’ while violating their fundamental rights.


We call on the members of the conciliation committee to ensure consumers’ fundamental rights are safeguarded on the Internet by keeping the current amendment 138.


With best regards,

Willemien Bax,
Deputy Director General

To know more contact our experts digital@beuc.eu or 0032 2 749 10 95

BEUC, the European Consumers’ Organisation,
80 rue d’Arlon, 1040 Brussels
To know more www.beuc.eu




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EuroISPA stödjer tillägg 138.

Fick detta pressmeddelande i mailen som jag väljer att publicera.

/Niklas Starow - DNMR.



The European Association of Internet Service Providers (EuroISPA) urges
the European Parliament to continue to support citizens' Fundamental Rights.

EuroISPA strongly supports the principles laid down by the amendment 138
as adopted by the European Parliament in its second reading with an
overwhelming majority. We believe that unrestricted access to the
Internet is an integral part of Fundamental Freedoms, providing a secure
business environment and protecting citizens' civil liberties.


Any restriction of an individual to those rights should only be taken
following a prior judicial ruling. Only a court can guarantee a
proportionate, balanced decision, respectful of the Fundamental Rights
of Information, Privacy and Communication.


Being a matter of Fundamental Rights for European citizens and
businesses, it would be unwise to give Member States excessive scope
regarding the application of the relevant rules. Otherwise, there is a
considerable risk of varying and arbitrary implementation, the result of
which would damage both citizens' rights and the Single Market.


EuroISPA urges the European Parliament to fully respect the democratic
mandate received from European citizens' and defend the principles laid
down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights on Freedom of Expression and
Information and the European Convention for Human Rights.


Notes to Editors: EuroISPA is the world's largest association of
Internet Service Providers (ISPs), representing the interests of over
1700 ISPs across Europe. With a Secretariat in Brussels, EuroISPA is a
major voice of the Internet industry on information society subjects
such as cybercrime, data protection, e-commerce regulation, EU
telecommunications law and safe use of the Internet. Further information
about the organisation (including its composition, aims and position
papers) are available from its website: http://www.euroispa.org


Andrea D'Incecco


Public Affairs Manager
EuroISPA - European Internet Services Providers Association
Rue Montoyer 39
1000 Brussels
T: +32 (0)2 503.22.65
F: +32 (0)2 503.42.95


www.euroispa.org

EuroISPA is the world's largest association of Internet Services
Providers, representing over 1700 ISPs across Europe.



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