My Lords, you can’t please the entertainment industry and sustain privacy | Technology | guardian.co.uk

This Wednesday, I woke up to find an urgent email in my inbox from the Open Rights Group, letting me know that Lords Razzall and Clement-Jones, both Liberal Democrat peers, had introduced a web censorship amendment to Peter Mandelson’s Digital Economy Bill.

I had a moment’s confusion, because I assumed that the LibDems (a party I belong to) would have proposed a bill against web censorship. But no, our peers had put forward an amendment that would allow courts to order all of Britain’s ISPs to shut off access to specific sites if these sites were found to be involved with copyright infringement.

via My Lords, you can’t please the entertainment industry and sustain privacy | Technology | guardian.co.uk.

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~ by Gary Austin on March 4, 2010.

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