It's so nice of them to look after everyone like this.....
Keeping all those nasty fileshare people off the net....... filtering all the news so it doesn't upset people.......
They really do care about us!!!........ Isn't socialism great........
They'll be offering to bang my misses for me so i don't work up sweat next.........
We had a petition here not long ago against a propsed law to disconnect people from the internet if they were caught sharing files....... this was the
response from HM Government..........
" Petition to:
abolish the proposed law that will see alleged illegal filesharers disconnected from their broadband connections, without a fair trial
This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to abolish the proposed law that will see alleged illegal filesharers disconnected from their broadband
connections, without a fair trial. More details
Submitted by Andrew Heaney of TalkTalk – Deadline to sign up by: 06 June 2010 – Signatures: 35,369
More details from petition creator
This petition has been set up in response to the Government’s proposal to cut off internet access to those who are caught illegally downloading
copyrighted files. We think this has one fundamental flaw, as illegal filesharers will simply hack into other peoples WiFi networks to do their dirty
work. This will result in innocent people being disconnected from the internet. What's more, such a punishment should be dealt with in the proper
way, in a court of law. This guilty until proven innocent approach violates basic human rights.
It is clear that online copyright infringement inflicts considerable damage on the UK’s creative economy including music, TV and film, games, sports
and software. Industry estimates place this harm at £400m pa.
The Digital Economy Act includes a number of measures to tackle the problem and we expect these to be successful in significantly reducing online
copyright infringement. However this is an area of rapid technological change and developing consumer behaviour. The Act therefore includes a reserve
power to introduce further “technical” measures if the initial measures do not succeed. These technical measures would limit or restrict an
infringers’ access to the internet. They do not include disconnection. "
I'm all of a quiver to find out what these " technical " measures will be...... exciting times aren't they?.......