eu: MEPs back contested telecoms plan

European politicians have voted in favour of amendments to telecoms law which campaigners say could be used to curb privacy online and file-sharing.Digital rights groups in Europe have formed a loose coalition to highlight their opposition to the amendments.But MEPs have denied that the amendments are aimed at throwing file-sharers off the net.MEP Malcolm Harbour, who helped oversee the so-called Telecoms Packet, said it was “about improving users’ rights”.To read more of this BBC story, see news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7495085.stm.

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