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Britain wants to block access to sites that offer unauthorized music, movies

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Mar 2010 13:49 User comments (22)

Britain wants to block access to sites that offer unauthorized music, movies A new proposal in Britain, taken up by the House of Commons today, wants to make it law that ISPs are forced to block access to all sites that offer unauthorized movies, music and other pirated content like games and books.
Content holders say the amendment will finally give them "the tools to tackle the piracy problem at the supply and demand levels," says the NYTimes, but critics see censorship of the Internet and general undermining of the development of England's digital economy.

The Open Rights Group, which has been fighting against Internet censorship, says the new law will certainly be abused, allowing individuals or companies to "suppress any Web content they find objectionable, under the pretext of protecting their copyright."

The British government says curbing piracy will bring hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue to the entertainment industry, which accounts for 6 percent of economic output, but critics say the policies will be expensive for the ISPs, and taxpayers will be forced to help pay for the enforcement of policies they couldn't care less about.

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22 user comments

115.3.2010 14:48

wow england is really controlled by the anti consumers,corporations and lobbyists isnt it? a fallen comrade in the international piracy movement (IMP) ^^

215.3.2010 15:45

It's a country that has more spy-cams than a 48-Hours episode - it's politicians want citizens to carry identity cards - the courts award damages for 'hurt feelings' and any utterance deemed unfit by a first year sociology student will get you branded as a 'fascist'.

315.3.2010 16:06

All part of a New World Order,welcome to Britain! were watching you..

415.3.2010 16:16

So, they will block Usenet as well?
And when so called "illegal" sites change their IP Addys?

Hey wait, I've got an idea... let's just make all the illegal sites use their own top level domain... Call 'em Dot Crook ???

What a laughable deal.

515.3.2010 16:43

It's not Britain that wants this, it's "our" bought and paid for politicians that want it. And who bought "our" politicians? American media, with money they stole from their artists.

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615.3.2010 16:48

Quote:
It's not Britain that wants this, it's "our" bought and paid for politicians that want it. And who bought "our" politicians? American media, with money they stole from their artists.
In Canada, our politicians can't be bought - just rented.

715.3.2010 17:25

Ha! The business won't go boom, because I and probably many others simply wont buy the media. I'll just use a proxy.

815.3.2010 19:51
chris4160
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Censoring the sites may be a bit too far, but disable the downloading of illegal content makes sense.

915.3.2010 22:19
manrod
Inactive

Seriously this country's going to Hell in a hand basket.

1016.3.2010 1:01

Originally posted by ThePastor:
So, they will block Usenet as well?
And when so called "illegal" sites change their IP Addys?

Hey wait, I've got an idea... let's just make all the illegal sites use their own top level domain... Call 'em Dot Crook ???

What a laughable deal.
You're breaking the first and second rules of usenet.

1116.3.2010 5:53

That right, if there is one sector of the economy that needs help, its the entertainment industry; not the other sectors that were hit hard by the world rescission.

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1216.3.2010 10:54

Originally posted by wiimatrix:
All part of a New World Order,welcome to Britain! were watching you..
Absolutely, we are at the forefront of the New World Order in this wretched country, it's like being assimilated by the Borg, 'fraid resistance is futile as they want to censor the entire internet, just like the US want to.



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1316.3.2010 11:05

In Canada the Borg say, 'Resistance is futile,eh?'

1416.3.2010 11:09

Originally posted by attar:
In Canada the Borg say, 'Resistance is futile,eh?'
Well here in the (recession-plagued) UK we resist, people like me anyway who aren't mesmorised by the trash on TV, shallow 'celebrities' and buying Apple products and other endless expensive upgrades that aren't needed, not to mention way-too expensive music, movies and computer/console games. Unfortunately too many people are already assimilated.
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1516.3.2010 11:23

Yeh, me live in Hingland and its a shit hole place to be and its been like dis for many years.......

Tax, Tax, Tax...Richer get Richer and the poorer get poorer...this is going to hit the poor and less welloff even more...

Yeh, me download stuff and if i like i buy + if i dont i delete, but the Government want to hit the little people hard and NOT the major Corporations who rack in millions (and they still sign shitty bands like jedwards)

They need to go after the bigboyz, the hosting sites, the major rippers....but they cannot, because as we all know a majority of all pirated stuff is ripped internally (moviez,music,software etc etc) by the very employees they are employing!!!!

1618.3.2010 12:21

boy, beating the nazi's was really pointless, wasn't it. Heck, 60 years later, we'd probably have more freedom under them than we do under our so called "free western governments", with complete defacto economic enslavement, and a resurgence of the feudal class system

1719.3.2010 4:42

The UK is not a nice place to live, the Government wants to control all, this is a place where the Police can murder and get away with it,

Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes was murdered on the London tube, the Police shot an Unarmed innocent man 7 times in the head, the IPCC said no one should face disciplinary action over killing
The UK Government Protects Pedophiles in high office,

1819.3.2010 13:27

Wow this country has and continues to excel itself down to shits. I hate this country, I'm leaving as soon as I can. But if I go to the US, I doubt that it'll be better and proabably itll be worse :/

1919.3.2010 19:12

Britain has become a crap place . which is why we get crap decisions made by the crap people running our sad crap country. Theyre all in the pockets of these massive media machines.
Britain has an UNELECTED buffoon at the helm and were all gonna be buffooned to hell by the time he's finished. This pratt goes against his advisors on a personal whim and another crap decision is made........


Bring back democracy and free thinking, that maybe a subversive comment....

2020.3.2010 7:55

Of course the UK government would welcome this,more money raised by the Media Companies means more TAX revenue to the government to help prop up an ailing economy. The country has run out of money after being run by a twat of a leader who was also the previous Chancellor in charge of Finances.

2122.3.2010 9:44

[sometime in the very near future of the "1st world"]

You have attempted to access restricted content. Please remain in your seat and wait for the thought police who have been dispatched to [your location]. Re-education will commence immediately upon admittance to your designated thought camp. Resistance will be met with extreme force, and by law carries a minimum mandatory punishment of 1 year public works service, and may include up to immediate sanitization.
Your Supreme Leader, his Holiness, thanks you for your cooperation.

2222.3.2010 22:41

I truly respect England, but WTF!

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