Italy's senate passes draconian anti-piracy and anti-P2P law
Italy has just passed surely the most draconian and controversial anti-piracy law in the world, in total contrast to EU directives. The new law, named after its promoter cultural minister Giuliano Urbani, considers P2P users and professional pirates as criminals on the same level, with 6 months to 3 years jail time and up to a 15,000 euro ($12,000) fine. If this new law will ever be enforced, Italy's telco operators can sure expect to see a dramatic stop to the up-to-now quickly growing ADSL market, and an en-masse cancellation of active subscriptions.
(source unfortunately only in Italian)