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Ed Vaizey, the UK's Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, has been taking part in closed meetings with copyright lobbyists, apparently working on a proposal that could amount to internet censorship.
Ed Vaizey has already admitted in parliament that he has held a number of roundtables with ISPs but public interest organisations like the Open Rights Group who asked to attend the meetings were denied access.
Read more: techradar.com
Addressing websites that are substantially focused on infringement
Working paper submitted by the Rightsholder Group'
This note is confidential, commercially sensitive and without prejudice. In particular the proposal
made in this note is entirely without prejudice to the right, of copyright owners under UK law,
including (without limitation) the claim, made in the action brought by the studios represented by the MPA, directed at blocking subscriber access to the Newzbin 2 website.
Originally posted by SatoriTheory
Sounds more like they are trying to shut down the pirates, rather than censor.
I think you are jumping the gun with your 'censorship' claim, at the moment.
Youtube would be finished in the UK if it came to censorship.
Censorship wont happen in my opinion.
Pirate sites may well end up getting blocked once they have been reported.
But then I am sure there will be some ISPs who will not sign up the scheme.