Comment by lestyle
October 4, 2007 @ 9:07 am
Trinity, only the Le Style moderator has the right to moderate comments. Please relax.
I have received your comment, I have it here, but I can’t approve it, as there’s a bug causing it (and a few other comments, sorry Jean and Shawn) to be rejected. However I will post it here now so that it’s published for you.
QUOTE TRINITY – OCTOBER 3rd – 15.45GMT
There is no law there at the moment to say that it is a criminal offence, not to my knowledge anyway and I’ve worked in legal. Not here in Ireland and not that I am aware of in the UK. However, there was a report back in April 2007 and actually a UK law firm released a report on same quite recently as well, but it was just a report. The European Commission did put forward a proposal to strengthen the criminal law framework to combat intellectual property law offences but this was withdrawn and instead its provisions incorporated into a Directive (proposal!)
..In the directive, all intentional infringements of an intellectual property right on a commercial scale, including attempting, aiding and abetting such infringements, are treated as criminal offences.
I’m not sure of the exact ‘ins and outs’ but per se 🙂 but that’s about the jist of it.