Discussion:Telecoms Package Plenary Amendments

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Trautmann http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sce/server/internet/amend_motions_texts/sce_amend_motions_texts_main_02.jsp?ref=A6-0321/2008

  • 001-125
  • 109-109 rev.
  • 126-127
  • 128-131
  • 132-132
  • 133-133 rev.
  • 134-137
  • 138-139
  • 141-141
  • 142-143
  • missing: 140

Harbour http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sce/server/internet/amend_motions_texts/sce_amend_motions_texts_main_02.jsp?ref=A6-0318/2008

  • 001-152
  • 153-157
  • 159-160
  • 163-163
  • 165-165
  • 167-173
  • 168-168 rev.
  • 174-175
  • 176-176 rev.
  • 176-178
  • 178-178 rev.
  • 179-179
  • 180-181
  • 182-187
  • 186-186 rev.
  • 187-187 rev.
  • 188-193
  • 194-194
  • missing: 158, 161, 162, 164, 166

Amendment 131 and 138[edit]

One could have thought, concerning Am138:

"For reasons of public policy, public security or public morality, criminal law may put restrictions on rights and freedom."

that "For reasons of public policy, public security or public morality", States have killed people for such beautiful reasons.

But this is not something new in European Law, it is indeed included in the European Charter of Human Rights, and this was not a very good thing to include a reference to the Charter in this amendment. We are aware of this and will try to get a split vote on this. Anyway, this amendment does not change anything to the current law.

The important thing in Am138 is that ruling about restrictions is got back to the judicial authority. This is one of the most important danger and trend included inside Telecoms Packages: they want to bypass the judge, by giving power to ISPs (this was deleted by compromise amendements), to National Regulation Authorities (which is the executive power in national level, attached to ministers who are also co-legislator on the European level => this is what I call political laundering), to DRMs or treacheous computing/NGSCB, etc.

And this Am138 is the only one that get the judge back on the scene, so please it is important to support it.