writes "The Europarliament voted with a two thirds majority to include temporary copies in a sweeping new copyright protection blunder^H^H^H^H^H^H^H act. Go see
And MEPs lament the fact they don't have enough power. I for one am not going to advocate giving them more now."
This is related to the Euro-Parls trying to deal with copy-right protection on the Internet-the 2/3 majority voted against amendments to the bill that would excluded caching. So, from what I can tell, it will be illegal to cache in Europe. Some people's children, I tell ya. The good side is that this will still have to be presented to the member nations, and UK is already saying they will argue against it.
Update: 02/10 04:01
: The motivation
and the actual result
are explained in more detail by the BBC. Ireland and Luxembourg
also oppose the strengthening of copyright laws.