Government confirms: no u-turn over Digital Economy Bill | theBookseller.com

The government has confirmed that there has been no change to its stance on proposals to cut off repeat illegal file-sharers from internet access, saying they are still part of a “last resort” measure.

Yesterday the Guardian reported that plans had been “dumped” in response to a petition against the proposals that had garnered just 550 responses. It quoted the government as saying: “We will not terminate the accounts of infringers – it is very hard to see how this could be deemed proportionate except in the most extreme – and therefore probably criminal – cases.”

via Government confirms: no u-turn over Digital Economy Bill | theBookseller.com.

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~ by Gary Austin on February 23, 2010.

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