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Friday, March 5, 2010

Ministers want power to change laws on online copyright in future without the need for further legislation


Seems to me that more and more countries are struggling with how to regulate the internet. Reevaluating the copyright laws seems to make much more sense than this ridiculous attempt to block those sites that are infringing copyright.

















And once again it is Google, Ebay, Facebook and co. coming to the rescue of our digital spaces, ironically touting their plans as an issue of privacy over the end users content. Though their recent track record doesn't quite support this it seems that they are often times standing up for these issues in an open manner.
Quote from the article:
"The government has been defeated in the House of Lords over measures to tackle online piracy after opponents said the plans could hamper digital innovation. Ministers want the power to change laws on online copyright in future without the need for further legislation. The Lords said the "blanket nature" of the clause was "objectionable". But their chosen replacement - giving courts the right to block internet sites which are infringing copyright - has also prompted criticism."
Related Articles:
Web giants unite against Digital Britain copyright plan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8390623.stm
Is it time to defend our rights? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8544935.stm
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