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Tomorrow morning Lord Mandelson will present the Digital Economy Bill to the public, which among other things is aimed at reducing illicit file-sharing. According to parts of the bill that leaked today, the legislation could lead to jail terms for file-sharers and unprecedented power for the entertainment industries.
Over the past months the UK government has tried to tackle the issue of online piracy. This has resulted in a proposal from Lord Mandelson, who plans to disconnect alleged file sharers without any judicial process.
Tomorrow the exact text of the bill is expected to be made public, but according to early reports, the legislation will open all doors for a digital police state where alleged pirates will be crucified by private companies.
Originally posted by jam321
Boycotting the entertainment industry is the only way to make the entertainment industry change their tune.
I agree that people shouldn't steal copyrighted material, but the entertainment industry is also ripping off the public with the cheap mediums they place their products on.
I get tired of buying DVD's or CD's and not be able to use them cause they easily get scratched up.
Another thing is, how exactly and who exactly are they going to find guilty for piracy and send to jail? All they have is your IP address, not great when you could have a house of about 20 people, or you download from the public library.