[lir-wg] RIPE DB abuse by BSA (of all people) ?
Peter Galbavy peter.galbavy at knowtion.net
Mon Apr 14 23:46:03 CEST 2003
Clive D.W. Feather wrote: > I would suggest that you write back and point out that an organisation > calling themselves "Copyright Europe" should stay out of Europe until > they understand the meanings of "Directive 95/46/EC" and "Directive > 2000/31/EC". They are a marketing organisation, why should they act in a legal way ? Sarcasm intended. > [The former is the basis of the Data Protection Act, with a > requirement to keep personal data up to date. The latter is the > Electronic Commerce Directive, which absolves ISPs from *all* legal > responsibility for > material where they act as a "mere conduit", which certainly applies > to Gnutella, even where they are aware of it.] In this instance, the IP range was assigned to an old consulting customer of mine that I set-up. After moving on, I got myself removed from the contacts, but not sure of the date. So the ISP angle doesn't apply (this time). Peter
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