governments and parliaments are supposed to introduce and amend laws that are for the benefit and protection of their citizens, not just for industries, especially if those industries are of another nation. yes, the industries should be protected but not to the extent that they are the most important thing going and definitely not more important than a nation's people! the main aim of copyright is to 'promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts', not, as some would have us believe, to protect the works of the USA entertainment industries and Hollywood! i hope this law is brought in and then spreads throughout the EU and then the rest of the World. these entertainment industries complain bitterly about 'their losses through copyright infringement and illegal downloading'. they never, ever, take on board what the public tells them or asks them to do. they never take any notice of the findings of independent studies and reviews. they think absolutely nothing, however, of infringing on the rights of the people, of removing the people's rights, of bribing those in powerful positions to get things changed to their way and going as far as to have laws which have been in place for decades, changed as well so that now, people are presumed guilty unless they can afford to pay for a lawyer to prove innocence and we, as the customers, as the people who outnumber these arse hats millions to one, have never even been allowed to question these changes in the law!! ! they think nothing of committing perjury in court or in front of parliamentary committees concerning their 'losses' or on how they have tried to set up new sharing sites to combat illegal file sharing, forgetting, conveniently, that they want to charge high street prices for something that costs almost nothing to set up!! how perverse is that, in what are supposed to be democratic countries??