Music industry seeks access to private data to fight piracy

The music and film industries are demanding that the European parliament extends the scope of proposed anti-terror laws to help them prosecute illegal downloaders. In an open letter to MEPs, companies including Sony BMG, Disney and EMI have asked to be given access to communications data - records of phone calls, emails and internet surfing - in order to take legal action against pirates and filesharers. Current proposals restrict use of such information to cases of terrorism and organised crime.
Sony BMG have quite some nerve, going even further than their DRM rootkit [] to invade the privacy of citizens. They value our money, but not our human rights. Remember not to buy anything with their brand on it this holiday season. Maybe then, they'll get the point.

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