The Digital Economy Bill

This what it could mean

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[From the BBC]

Well done to Tom Watson – at least he tried.

Elect a LibDem government.

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4 Responses to The Digital Economy Bill

  1. thebeadden says:

    I am going to ask a stupid question here:
    Are you showing the site that is supposed to let you read the bill, and this is what shows up when you go there?

  2. The Cynic says:

    No, Bead.

    This is a real possibility with the new Digital Economy Bill in the UK. Google, Bing, Wikileaks and a plethora of other sites could be blocked because of that Bill. It gives sweeping powers to ministers so they can block websites that they deem infringing copyright – even if it is just a matter of accusation rather than with evidence.

    The Bill is supposed to enhance copyright for ‘artist’ (singers etc) so to stop file-sharing. Much like PirateBay etc.

    It also allows that people can be cut off from the internet if, say for example only, Sony think or accuse someone of filesharing. Added to that it makes it mandatory that ISPs have to keep everything you do on the internet recorded.

  3. thebeadden says:

    I looked it up and it seems this is probably just a prelude to this:
    http://www.canada.com/technology/Contentious+trade+pact+surfaces/2777959/story.html

    And did you see this one about Digital Economy Bill? Even You Tube and CNET downloads might get blocked.What a load of BS!
    http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gadgets/0,39029552,49305426,00.htm?s_cid=96

    You can delete the links if you want.

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