Protests greet new Digital Economy Bill amendment – V3.co.uk – formerly vnunet.com

The Digital Economy Bill has created yet another storm of protest after the proposed legislation gained a further controversial amendment in the House of Lords this week.

Amendment 120A would give copyright holders the power to pressure internet service providers (ISPs) into restricting certain web sites. If the ISP fails to cut off the internet access, the copyright holder can apply to the courts to force the ISP to comply. The ISP would then be liable for legal costs.

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It looks to me like all theses amendments are only there to protect the big businesses, there is not much help in the bill if you are a freelance artist or small creative company

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~ by Gary Austin on March 5, 2010.

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