p2pnet news view | P2P | Politics:- David Lammy, the UK minister responsible for intellectual property, “ruled out a ‘three strikes’ law denying internet access to illegal file sharers,” p2pnet reported recently, quoting The Observer via Out-Law.com.
“Cutting off users was not ‘the right road’ for UK law makers,” Lammy stated.
But, that doesn’t mean Britain has now decided to, “abandon efforts to work on behalf of vested corporate movie and music industry interests, the story said, continuing »»»
Lammy told The Observer that there will be anti-piracy legislation to back up the work of the rights agency, but that the laws must not be too specific or exhaustive, says the story. In the end, the solutions are going to be commercial solutions. They are going to be solutions that are about ensuring people pay for content, but the ease of paying is there, he said.
UK ISPs have said they’re not interested in acting as corporate cyber police enforcing Big Music and Hollywood copyrights, but ultimately, they’ ll do what they’ re told.
Meanwhile, the cartels have a huge investment in bludgeoning governments into following industry dictates and British home secretary Jacqui Smith, “is seriously considering taking on the role of Big Sister, seemingly planning a form of online censorship,” we said in another post.
“Where there is illegal material on the internet, I want it removed,” she said, according to the Financial Times.
So, “CC all your emails” to Smith, suggests an online petition, continuing »»»
The government has unveiled plans that will require Internet Service Providers to track all our emails, calls, texts, internet use and so on. There is currently a consultation on these plans – or should I say “plan”, as there is only 1 option given.
This is an immense infringement of civil liberties, not to mention a major risk to our private data – but it won’t make us any safer.
So, for one day, we should send a message to the Home Office – “you want to see our emails? Ok then, here they are then!”. We do this by simply cc’ing or bcc’ing every email we send (and if you like, forwarding every email you receive), regardless of importance or content, to the consultation email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Email Jacqui date has been set for June 15.
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