p2pnet news view P2P | Crime:- “Please write an article about it on your site; only few mainstream media is publishing this news here on my country. We all from Brazil needs to share this hilarious example of hypocrisy, that may help against the insane current wording from Azeredo’s proposed law.”
So says Lugusto in an email from Brazil.
“My English skills are a bit limited,” he says. But no worries – his summary of events is fine.
Azeredo is Brazilian senator Eduardo Azeredo (right), and he’s proposing a law on “cibercrimes” (cybercrimes),” says Lugusto.
Like France’s Three Strikes and you’re Gone effort, perhaps?
Or maybe the watered-down UK version?
No, he states. Nothing like that. And nor is the proposed Brazilian legislation limited only to copyright issues.
It, “intends to criminalize all ‘dangerous’ online actions, from pedophilia to file sharing, with arrests,” says the email, pointing to http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Azeredo#Projeto_de_lei_de_crimes_cibern.C3.A9ticos for further details.
However, Azeredo’s suggestions are being greeted with a notable lack of enthusiasm with those speaking out against them include Brazil’s justice minister.
And unsurprisingly, Brazil’ s online population is also up in arms, an online petition protesting the measures having already gathered more than 148,000 signatures by the time Lugusto got in touch.
But, he says, what’s really interesting is: the senate intranet is choc full of illegal downloads including everything from copyrighted movies, through music, to games.
The discovery was made by Congresso em foco, he says in his email, going on »»»
Folders containing copyright movies, music and games: 6,4 gb + 32,5gb + 45,8gb + 30,6 gb + 15,2gb (on the mentioned article you can get a list of some examples, including some names that you don’t need to use the Google translation to recognize).
Those archives are hidden on neutral folders names like Md0066 and Md0067, but are all avaiable to the Senate’s staff, including senators and including Eduardo Azeredo.
“Now I’ve found an update on that issue: according to http://congressoemfoco.ig.com.br/noticia.asp?cod_canal=1&cod_publicacao=28410 all those files have been deleted after the leak from ‘Congresso em foco’,” Lugusto states.
The scandal will be investigated internally, he says, adding:
“In others words, no action taken, no one will be punished and in a few days new folders containing copyrighted works will be avaiable on the senate’s intranet.”
Definitely stay tuned.
Jon Newton – p2pnet
Use free p2pnet newsfeeds for your site. It`s really easy! Subscribe to p2pnet.net | | rss feed: http://p2pnet.net/p2p.rss | | Mobile – http://p2pnet.net/index-wml.php
Net access blocked by government restrictions? Use Psiphon from the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. Go here for details.