Digital Economy Act supporters have their say

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by xist, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. xist
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    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    http://www.itpro.co.uk/630499/digital-econ...-have-their-say



    Whilst this act is a bad thing, it's difficult to determine if it would actually have been passed if they hadn't pushed it through in the last moments of the previous administration without actually understanding it. Needless to say it certainly needs some real discussion and debate rather than a whole load of no-one being in the chamber and the misunderstanding of what an IP is.
     
  2. drewmerc

    drewmerc GBAtemp Regular

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    a debate over a uk law? when has that ever happened?
    generally if the house of lords dont stop it we are fucked
    is it luck this time or do they know they eu courts is going to laugh this law back to blighty

    btw hi xist hows things
     
  3. Wintrale

    Wintrale GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    How is it a bad thing? They're protecting their intellectual property, we can't hold that against them.
     
  4. GundamXXX

    GundamXXX Ergo Ego

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    ^ This

    These people have the right to defend themselves, regardless of whether we will pay heed to it.

    This Act better not get through otherwise other countries will sadly follow
     
  5. antwill

    antwill Better Than You

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    Why do you people care? It's not like you're doing anything illegal like say pirating right?... Right? [​IMG]
     
  6. xist
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    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    Schools, libraries, hospitals, government buildings can all lose access to the internet PERMANENTLY under the provision of this act. As it stands it's guilty until proven innocent...it's not the principle it's the act itself.

    By all means support the removal of civil rights if your idiotic to believe everything the government does is right, but don't frame it as protection of license holders rights.



    (And drew....crappy. I'll probably PM you when i get a chance to moan at you. How's tricks at your end? )