Questions asked by Kees Verhoeven of the political party Democrats 66:
1. Are you aware of the news that the University of Groningen is blocking parts of the internet without the intervention of a judge?
2. Do you agree that the computer center CIT of the University is an internet service provider as defined by the Dutch Telecom law because it is offering students paid internet access?
3. Do you agree that the notion that the CIT has different responsibilities because it is not a service provider is incorrect?
4. Do you agree that the CIT as a service provider should not engage in blocking of protocols and websites?
5. Do you feel it is a desirable situation that a University decides which sites can be visited by students?
6. Do you agree that sites and protocols should only be blocked on the basis of the decision by a judge?
7. Are you familiar with situations whereby students of the University of Groningen are being disconnected on the basis of requests by copyright organizations which notify the University that copyrighted material has been downloaded?
8. Do you agree that it is not desirable that an external organization can have a user be disconnected from the internet. Is such a ‘one strike you’re out‘ approach a desirable method?
Dutch language document:
Example of notice sent to Dutch University of Groningen
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:07:07 +0200 Subject: Re: nog altijd geen internet
Het rekencentrum heeft uw verbinding afgesloten. Dit vanwege een
klacht die het rekencentrum heeft ontvangen van een vertegenwoordiger
van een auteursrechten organisatie naar aanleiding van het downloaden
van materiaal waar auteursrecht op rust. Zie onderstaande quote uit deze mail.
Er vanuit gaande dat het materiaal niet meer gedeeld wordt en de gebruiksregels
van het netwerk nog eens doorgelezen worden zal ik aan het rekencentrum doorgeven
dat je weer aangesloten kunt worden.
Met vriendelijke groet,
P216473, Bas Cligge added on Wed, Jul 20 2011 10:22AM:
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Notice ID: 22-152461947
Notice Date: 20 Jul 2011 05:05:58 GMT
Rijks Universiteit Groningen
Dear Sir or Madam:
BayTSP, Inc. (“BayTSP”) swears under penalty of perjury that Paramount Pictures Corporation (“Paramount”) has authorized BayTSP to act as its non-exclusive agent for copyright infringement notification. BayTSP’s search of the protocol listed below has detected infringements of Paramount’s copyright interests on your IP addresses as detailed in the below report.
BayTSP has reasonable good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of in the below report is not authorized by Paramount, its agents, or the law. The information provided herein is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Therefore, this letter is an official notification to effect removal of the detected infringement listed in the below report. The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the Universal Copyright Convention, as well as bilateral treaties with other countries allow for protection of client’s copyrighted work even beyond U.S. borders. The below documentation specifies the exact location of the infringement.
We hereby request that you immediately remove or block access to the infringing material, as specified in the copyright laws, and insure the user refrains from using or sharing with others unauthorized Paramount’s materials in the future.
Further, we believe that the entire Internet community benefits when these matters are resolved cooperatively. We urge you to take immediate action to stop this infringing activity and inform us of the results of your actions. We appreciate your efforts toward this common goal.
Please respond indicating the actions you have taken to resolve this matter. The provided link has been assigned to this matter. http://webreply.baytsp.com/webreply/webreply.jsp?customerid=22&commhash=306eea469dbb016072778a007cc59d0c
For email correspondence, please reference the above Notice ID in the subject line. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=RE%3A%20Notice%20ID%3A%2022%2D152461947%20Notice%20of%20Unauthorized%20Use%20of%20Paramount%20Pictures%20Corporation%20Property
Nothing in this letter shall serve as a waiver of any rights or remedies of Paramount with respect to the alleged infringement, all of which are expressly reserved. Should you need to contact me, I may be reached at the below address.
PO Box 1314
Los Gatos, CA 95031
*pgp public key is available on the key server at http://pgp.mit.edu
Note: The information transmitted in this Notice is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, reproduction, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from all computers.
This infringement notice contains an XML tag that can be used to automate the processing of this data. If you would like more information on how to use this tag please contact BayTSP.
Notice ID: 22-152461947
Initial Infringement Timestamp: 20 Jul 2011 03:48:29 GMT
Recent Infringement Timestamp: 20 Jul 2011 03:48:29 GMT
Infringers IP Address: 129.125.*
Infringed Work: Apocalypse Now Redux
Infringing File Name: Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)[DVDRip][big_dad_e™].avi
Infringing File Size: 3249625796
Bay ID: 58b69f891f93d5540ff69930b53ed9bb6a72a13c|3249625796
Port ID: 54371
Infringer’s DNS Name: *.hint.rug.nl
Infringer’s User Name:
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<Infringement xsi:schemaLocation=”http://www.movielabs.com/ACNS http://www.movielabs.com/ACNS/ACNS2v1.xsd” xmlns=”http://www.movielabs.com/ACNS” xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance”>
<Entity>BayTSP, Inc. on behalf of Paramount Pictures</Entity>
<Contact>Compliance Manager, Compliance Team</Contact>
<Address>P.O. Box 1314, Los Gatos, California 95031 United States of America</Address>
<Phone>(408) 341-2300,(408) 341-2399</Phone>
<Entity>Rijks Universiteit Groningen</Entity>
<Title>Apocalypse Now Redux</Title>
<FileName>Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)[DVDRip][big_dad_e™].avi</FileName>
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