Digitial Bill UK

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  1. Am0s
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    So much bullshit from this thing, for those who do not know what this is read here

    http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/lords-di...ck-youtube-5666

    2 weeks for holuse of commons and if passed then UK will get Censored internet like other countries like china and what not, I hope people riot over this shit
     


  2. emigre

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    I don't think there's really any time for this to get passes. The election coming soon and Mandy's in vital in Labour's election campaign.
     
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    This would also spell the end of file hosting sites such as Megaupload and Rapidshare etc...
     
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    If it gets passed before Parliament is dissolved,the chances are that it isn't well written. I'll be honest I haven't actually been up to date on this, but knowing New Labour they should have almost certainly fucked up writing this up somewhere. I wonder how internet providers are going ot cope with this. If somebody fillibuster this or the House of Lords delay this again than it could be ok. All I can really say is this big business on owning government shocker.
     
  6. Am0s
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    well 1 of the nasty clauses are still in it where they have the power to disconnect your inet permanently and even prosecute you, and they want to pass the costs onto the ISP so I guess costs are going to go up. If they find a suspect file sharer they have to pass that info onto the rights holder, which alot of ISP's are not happy with, but talk talk CEO has said he will refuse to pass on details.

    IF this bill does pass then I would like to see PC world get fined or somthing because they promote downloading movies and streaming it to the TV as in their adverts

    This bill is bad news for everyone its the end of free speech on the inet as we speak.


    pitty we couldnt get offshore internet accounts haha
     
  7. prowler

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    Goodbye YouTube [​IMG]
     
  8. Maz7006

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    you could always run a reverse SSH tunnel [​IMG]

    always done the trick.

    im still guessing a standard proxy would do well, provided its a good one.
     
  9. kicknhorse

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    Even if parliament do, for some reason, adopt such a thing. We stand a second chance in the House of Lords.

    So we will be safe at least for a few years, until something like the Hunting Ban happens where they can by-pass the House of Lords but using, is it the Parent Act?

    EDIT:

    But then look at this
    It may be interesting to some. Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8548190.stm
     
  10. kicknhorse

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    The House of Lords have already rejected the Digital Bill.

    If you like source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8549112.stm

    Oh wait... It is not all good though...
     
  11. Am0s
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    they was defeated about clause 17 which gave many a right to change the copyright law, so now in the lords they changed it so high court can block websites

    I did find this todday and is rather worrying
    http://newsblog.thecmuwebsite.com/post/Med...ll-make-it.aspx

    all labour has to do to get the bill past the commons is to ammend or remove the part the tories dont like, then free speech will go out the door, personally if sites like youtube snotr are blocked from us then it will be a sad sad day. That would mean when my 5yr old son wants to see trains or shuttle lifing off I wont be able to show him.

    I was looking into a proxy to get round blocked sites, proxies are soooo slow tho
     
  12. steve-p

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    too many laws already,
    i dont recognise any of them!

    i'll respect the law when the Police start to uphold the TREASON ACT.!!!

    carrying out act's that are damaging to the country on behalf of a forougn government or organisation = treason.

    well that fit's just about every thing they do!!!
     
  13. f3ar000

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    you could use ultrasurf or some similar program
    the ultrareach program has a solution to the Chinese web block
     
  14. Law

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    Just goes to show that those old men shouldn't be running this country anymore.
     
  15. Am0s
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    lol I read on another site they want to target megaupload and rapidshare aswell now, whats next usenet?

    I like how they want to dick everyone but when they exploit the expenses system not one of them get done for fraud.
     
  16. Am0s
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    ok so now this shit is entering wash up, for those people who dont know what it is, its

    "It is the term used to describe the negotiations between the parties to decide which bills will survive at the end of the parliamentary session and which will not"

    so when this bill enters UK law, shits gonna hit the fan, hopefully riots in london as this has clearly side stepped democracy

    Source
     
  17. KevInChester

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    The holuse (sic) of commons and being like China? A tad dramatic eh - the Internet is not being censored as such, there will however be a crackdown on filesharing.

    Comparing a crackdown on filesharing to the type of censorship happening in China shows to me you've not understood the point at all.

    I'm against this bill, I believe it is merely locking the stable door after the horse has already bolted. Better and cheaper means to legally acquire digital goods are needed - bundle a certain amount with ISP accounts. Perhaps reward you with x amount of free downloads per concert ticket or album purchased. Provide incentives don't criminalise.
     
  18. soulx

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    Wow. That sucks.

    Luckily, we don't have laws like that in Canada. Internet censorship is horrible.
     
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    Sorry, what was that? [​IMG]
     
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