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Leading UK ISP Says It Will Defy Government's Net Censorship Bill

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posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 12:04 PM
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Leading UK ISP Says It Will Defy Government's Net Censorship Bill


infowars.net

A leading internet service provider in the UK has declared that it will refuse to follow government orders to restrict, slow down or cut off its customers' internet access under rules set out in Lord Mandelson's (pictured) Digital Economy Bill.

The provider, TalkTalk, which has over 4 million internet users, has declared the legislation "draconian" and says it will not cooperate with its provisions.

Andrew Heaney, TalkTalk's director of strategy and regulation has said the company will repel any instructions to disconnect customers unless instructed to by the courts.
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posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 12:04 PM
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The UK internet take over bill marks the death of the internet. It will start in the UK and then move across the western world. we NEED to fight this. Look at this ISP (Internet Serves Provider) He is resisting them and you should too. This allows the Gov't to regulate the net. That means if they want to they can shut down ATS at will, or infowars or YOUR website!

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posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 12:09 PM
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It's nice to see a corporation be on our side of the fight eh?

Luckily the Courts in the US have ruled against the government in regards to regulation of the internet. Although I don't know exactly how long that will last.

I figure there will be some giant cybe attack soon which will "scare" Americans into giving up the only freedom of expression they have left.

Has this bill passed? Or it still in the building stages?

~Keeper



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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The British only fight their way to the bar these days.

This token jesture will be lost in the background noise just as soon as the courts tell the service provider that it is legal and they must comply.

You could pass any restriction on civil liberties in the UK and they would swallow it whole - one exception, any restriction on travel.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 01:54 PM
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In the current financial climate why would an ISP want to be limiting its income?

Good news.

As an aside it's a little petty to come into a thread being all snippy about the UK.



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