Senator Dodd feels that the upcoming legislation in The Netherlands can function as an example to the other European Union Member States as the Dutch government plans to introduce:
1. A ban on downloading from an illegal source;
2. Site blocking by Internet Service Providers;
3. More legal downloading initiatives (new business models) for consumers.
Dutch language news article: http://www.powned.tv/nieuws/tech/2011/06/hollywood_blij_met_teeven.html
Dutch State Secretary Fred Teeven: “Copyright contract law must strike a balance between the interests of creators and copyright holders. The preliminary draft by the previous government was a little too much in disadvantage of publishers and producers”
http://vrritti.com/2011/06/24/dutch-state-secretary-fred-teeven-copyright-contract-law-must-strike-a-balance-between-the-interests-of-creators-and-copyright-holders-the-preliminary-draft-by-the-previous-government-was-a-little/ and http://vrritti.com/2011/04/11/dutch-government-to-prohibit-downloading-from-an-illegal-source/