Now, some people reading the news are like “Well, that’s too bad for them.”. I suggest they wake up, since I envision the same type of legislation to be heavily lobbied in the immediate future, here in the US. This kind of law stifles innovation across the board for all internet-based industry, and it is not the answer. The music and movie corporations need to evolve their business model with the times. That’s how a free-market system works: Evolve or Die.
My favorite hippie, Richard Stallman, has a very good lecture on copyright law on YouTube. I recommend watching it and enlighten yourself. He might be a hard guy to agree with in terms of the free-software religious wars, but for this, I think he is spot-on.