Digital Economy Bill Passed in UK

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  1. Rock Raiyu
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    News Source: Guardian UK

    Long story short, if UK deems any website on the internet that infringes copyright (piracy), they can and will block it.
     
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    [​IMG] You guys got pwned

    [​IMG] Then again..We will be soon as well :S
     
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    Chinese style internet here they come.

    The US at least won't do this without a fight, most likely a fight like the health care bill with far less support from both parties and more movements and protests.
     
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    So wait, all it does is block all sites that provide copyrighted material for free?

    Eh that sucks for them, hope this never happens to the US.
     
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    The diffrence is the British public won't take it. The british government is soft they will back down if there is a big kick up about it [​IMG] There is already talk of it breaking the rights of the public and it shouldn't have been passed.
     
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    I really don't see anything coming over this
     
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    The British public is too busy hating foreigners and Islam at the moment to care about something like this. Plus we've had our own version of the Great Firewall for a while. It's used to ban kiddy porn and such like, if I remember what Little told me correctly.

    I don't really see there being half as big of a fight in the US over this as there has been over the health care bill. Very different scenarios. Americans made little fuss over the PATRIOT Act which introduced some pretty draconian measures, why would the be fussed about something like this? It's basically a bill to stop people stealing, or at least that's the costume they've dressed it up in.
     
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    Also the Chinese government block websites as they will even if everything on it is legal. If you say something bad about China they will block it from the public. They block stuff they don't want the Chinese public to see, This is very diffrent from that.
     
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    There's no way they would dare ban Youtube.
    Yes there's a lot of copyright violation there, but that's all user behaviour, not what the site owners allow.

    If Youtube is banned for copyright infringement, they'll be stifling free speech and social activity, shit would fly.
     
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    It's more aimed at sites like that famous torrent site that shall not be mentioned and places like rom sites. Plus YouTube is a huge money making venture, our corporate pandering politicians wouldn't touch it.
     
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    Well there's no such thing as an almighty blacklist.

    So what if a number of sites get blacklisted in the UK? An equal number of sites will open up in their stead, or even just acquire additional domains.

    All blacklisting websites will do is cause inconvenience, and at worst segregation between nations, where people suddenly aren't allowed to talk to someone on specific websites.
     
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    Is that the Britain parliament, it's looking quite empty or the MPs are not tech-savvy.

    On-Topic : It's not as bad as the Chinese internet but if it is there is Baidu.
     
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    Well not many showed up for the debate as you can see. A few more showed to vote in line with their party whips. Yet, like over 400 MP's (out of nearly 650) never even showed up to vote.

    This does violate some type of human rights. We should take a lesson from the Polish Constitutional Guards who stopped a smoking ban there because it was against their constitution of human rights.

    I know we do not have a codified constitution as such, but our uncodified constitution covers the same kind of aspects.

    Also I agree with TrollyDave, the Americans did nothing over the Patriot Act, which really is one of the worse Acts from what I've seen out there.
     
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    the likelihood is, I won't be affected by this.
    If necessary I'll start wardriving for warez again, and start ssh tunneling all my internet traffic, but I'm hoping the bill will be overturned.
     
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    I know this thread was posted before the front page one (though after this one http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=212145)

    I thought it would be best to close this one due to it having less posts and just so we can keep discussion to one thread.
     
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