UK’s Cruel Anti-Piracy Plans LeakedAdded: Friday, November 20th, 2009
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:File Sharing, UK, ET, Extra Torrent, p2p, Peer To Peer, BitTorrent, three strikes, .torrent, legislation, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent.com, Lord Mandelson
Today Lord Mandelson presented the Digital Economy Bill which is mainly focused on reducing file-sharing. It could lead to jail terms for file-sharers and greater power for the entertainment industry.
We heard a few versions of the new bill that was in preparation and there were some speculations about if it will be good for file-sharers or not. The debate is still going strong between the two sides, but one thing is for sure, the government is tackling the issue of “file-sharing”, “piracy”, “copyright infringements” or whatever they want to call it.
This all brings us to Lord Mandelson, who proposed to disconnect file-sharers from the net without any sort of judicial process. The bill is due to be made public and should give some advantages to the government and entertainment industry against file-sharers who will be hopeless against the private companies which want to protect their copyrights.
These changes will give the Secretary of State the power to make "secondary legislation", legislation that is passed without debate to improve the provisions of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act created in 1988.
That means that an unelected official would have the power to do anything without Parliamentary oversight or debate. Off course they did it for the soul purpose of protecting the copyrights and the interests of those who already have enough money to influence the balance of power in any government they like, and yes, that is the entertainment industry.
There are three main goals, given for such a drastic measure:
- Basically they want to give jail terms for file sharing or taking away the freedom of all the family members using the net because of one person in the family, that on it’s own sounds ridiculous, but there are two more,
- They want to give power to the companies to investigate and force any institution to turn over information about the Internet user who is suspected of file-sharing or to order the removal of websites or to block URLs,
- Internet Service Providers will need to monitor, spy on the users, or there will be a chance of creating of units in cooperation with the police to monitor the users on the web.
These things sound a little like they are happening in the Medieval Ages where inquisitors could easily catch anyone from the streets and put him in jail, or forcing us to spy on each other. It’s a shame that it has come to this.
November 20th, 2009Posted by: Date:
Friday, November 20th, 2009
|Thanks to Z0R4N. Much respect to my new partner-in-crime. :)|
|if the UK is not careful, there going to have a Full-Scale uprising on there hands, trying to premote bills that basically take away everyones rights, for doing something that is LEGAL.|
|posted by (2009-11-20 10:27:11)|
|Thanks Z0R4N, another fine read. I honestly believe that BREIN has given Lord Mandelson a mandate that he can use to promote his own self importance. A man of his age and high education could not really care about this (in his mind) trifling affair. He has taken on an issue and to him has become an "I win, you loose" situation. At least this new law can get everyone back to work, as they'll need everyone to be on the lookout for these so-called enemy's of the state, Sounds a little George Orwell's "1984" to me. Hopefully in the near future Lord Mandelson can latch on to a more important issue which he can use to get in to the history books.|
Z0R4N, you should slow down on these articles and let Obs do some or he will have nothing to do except encode movies, then well all have to download more and in the case of the UK all end up in jail. :p
|Brilliant Article FCUK UK Law Petrol costs make up for the loss in money money grabbing Pricks all they think is money money money Wankers!|
|Im ashamed to say that peter Mandelson is from the same town as me.... if i ever see him here ill have to egg him hahahha (again)|
|this is a shame OBS nice writing as usual. another bad thing i think is that what happens when they disconnect everyone from the internet? how will ISP's the RIAA and the MPAA wont have anyone to fight against or money to fight with.|
|posted by (2009-11-20 15:04:42)|
|And so the end approaches, the net is now effectively policed by the politicians,welcome to the new era. The internet was given to the world freely and now what you choose to download or share has effectively been taken away in the UK. Politicians are voted in by the electorate to work for them, they can be voted out. little by little our freedoms are being controlled, wake up before it is too late people.|
|Here we go again,another round of UK laws that suck and erode what little freedom the people of the UK have.Since we are taxed so much on petrol/alcohol and tobbacco and taxes/VAT on goods,how else are we to entertain ourselfs but live in a world of free caring and sharing.|
As an activist i am alredy classed as a terroist,so now i am also a digital pirate as well, oh aaarrr matey! As gwizz says we can vote them in or out,but in the long run all the politicians say things different when not in office but then when in office they follow into the same ideas as the last lot,and subcome to the pressure of the multinational corporations who basically finance them.
Just picture this conversation,(between Lord Mandelson and Gordon Brown)
LM - Mornin gordy hows it hanging?
GB - Not bad lordy,just been invading more innocent countries,how bout you?
LM - Just following up on the Digital Economy Bill and we have now arrested loads of these damn file sharing free loading pirates,and goona put them into jail.
GB - nice one big boy,um but all our prisons are over crowded!
LM - Thats ok gordy let just let all the junkies,rapists and sex offeners out early!
GB - Ok go for it big boy.
|posted by (2009-11-20 18:10:29)|
|Great writing ZOR4N, i appreciate yours and obs for these post,i find myself looking forward to the next read :) THANX GUYS.|
|It's coming... All basic freedoms will be outlawed soon enough. I am on Verizon in the USA and I cannot seed or DL anything from here anymore. I just sit at zero.|
|@ KillSwitch... that's impossible bro. lol. you should possibly try allowing more incoming connections. "from here" makes no sense. They wouldn't be able to block a particular site but maybe a particular tracker. If you've opened ports, and raised max number of connections there is no reason you couldn't download at all. Yes they could throttle but not entirely block the bittorrent protocol.|
|Thanks zoran that's some messed up stuff|
|posted by (2009-11-20 19:27:27)|
|they can go suck that bill and shove it up somewhere|
|what a bunch of comedians...lets get this straight...you may get a jail term for piracy which does not harm to anybody in the world,and yet child molesters are left to roam the streets free....my message to dickhead mandelson is get your prioritys straight, if you were to put your so called power to better use then maybe the labour party would stay in power....understand that recording companys and artist, film makers,actors...etc etc...make a hell of a lot of money regardless....and thanks to you arseholes in goverment you allow for all these people to live of us working class individuals....as to be quite honest you all dont really break a sweat in your so called jobs yet you spend our hard earned money on bullshit that is not necessary.....and if you were to try and put this bill through i predict a whole lot of trouble in the form of riots...which you will be to blame for...so stop being some sort of martyr as you wont get any GORDON BROWNIE points(pardon the pun...TWAT|
|posted by (2009-11-20 19:54:31)|
|you always rely on the uk goverment to be the first to bring in laws like this they just love it but did the isps not say what ever law they could never inforce it plus european law would gut any law that cuts off a whole household|
|posted by (2009-11-21 01:41:17)|
|veritas aequitas my brothers and sisters we shall prevail and conquer our foes as the old get older the young take there place as the new age comes new ideas and mindsets take place ;)|
|We knew it was coming. What the idiots don't realize, the more you try to police an action the more we will rebel!|
|A little bit of history on This so-called Lord..|
Lord Mandelson billed taxpayers almost Â£3,000 for work carried out on his constituency home in Hartlepool less than a week after he announced his decision to stand down as an MP.
The Business Secretary renovated the terrace house in 2004 before selling it and making a profit of Â£136,000.
The timing of the claims raised questions over whether Lord Mandelson stayed within parliamentary rules that banned MPs from carrying out improvements to their properties that would lead to an increase in their value. He was one of several MPs who appeared to have used allowances to have work carried out on their second homes before they gave up their seats and sold their properties.
Lord Mandelsonâ€™s expenses receipts showed that his decorator sent him an invoice for Â£1,350 on July 25, two days after he had accepted an offer from Tony Blair to become Britainâ€™s European Commissioner. The bill covered â€œwork done decorating to interior and exteriorâ€ of the house in Hutton Avenue.
Three days later, his gardener sent him a bill for Â£1,500 for work on his back garden. It covered â€œcrown topping of overgrown trees, pruning of leggy shrubs, digging up and removal of rogue saplings (elderberry and sycamore), removal of weeds, all tree branches, leaves and green rubbish taken awayâ€.
It was followed by a Â£385 bill for work on the roof of the house and in the bathroom, dated Sept 23, a week before the by-election to find his replacement.
The parliamentary Green Book states that members can carry out â€œnecessary repairs to make good dilapidationsâ€ but cannot claim for anything that will â€œenhance the propertyâ€.
Lord Mandelson also charged a total of Â£450 for food in August and September 2004, which he claimed he had consumed while â€œstaying overnight away from homeâ€, as well as Â£100 per month for newspapers and Â£150 per month for cleaning. He did not submit receipts as parliamentary rules at the time did not require them for any claim below Â£250. The threshold has since been lowered to Â£25.
His final expenses claim, including the Â£3,235 work on his house, was submitted in December 2004.
Lord Mandelson, who bought his constituency home for Â£69,000 in 1990, sold it for Â£205,000 in 2005. At the time he had the work done on the house, his London home was a flat just off Trafalgar Square, which he bought for Â£884,000 in October 2003. He now has a house near Regentâ€™s Park, which he bought in 2006 for Â£2.5 million, almost 16 times his income.
Lord Mandelson resigned as trade secretary in 1998 after it emerged that he had borrowed Â£373,000 from Geoffrey Robinson, the paymaster general, to buy a house in Notting Hill. He failed to declare the loan either to his building society or to the Government.
How can this man ever be Trusted to make the Digital laws in the UK..
Just another Pirate in Disguise
|Britain, the united kingdom, uk, the only nation in the world that goes after the small persons and lets the true criminals get away.|
Polititions, claim Â£ thousands for this and that, second homes , gardeners, etc,(they don't have to pay it back, but they still commited fraud, and get away with it, a joke), Rapists (they ge bail), Phedopils (get council flats/hoyses near schools), terrorists (they get house arrest and still claim benefits) and much more.
Yet the ordinary working Person on the street gets stiffed, jailed and made an example of, for what a bit of file sharing, if it's on the WWW its free, it's there for the taking, take as much as you can while you can, take it in your sleep, take anything you can.
I wages were'nt so low and prices so high, we wouldn't be here, but we are, and they are.
The goverment could stop all this file sharing if they wanted, easy, just get some 10 year old wizz kid to write a program to stop it all.
Why am i here, I'm a single dad (who's wife ran off, SOMEONE INVENT A WEB SITE CALLED "MOTHERS WHO RUN"), left with 4 children (2 of my own ages 9 Male, 14 Female) and the 2 of her's she left (7 Female, 9 Male), you try Mr Gordy Brown to keep up with the kids needs on benefits and a part time job.
(before i go, anyone ever been hassled by the council to pay their council tax, well good old gordy brown, forgot, yes forgot to pay his for 8 years before becoming Pm, and not one reminded was sent, no baliffs, not court action, nothing for 8 years, then just before becoming Pm, he managed to pay it off in one go).
The Highwayman (+ 4 younger Highway Persons, teach them all i know,and they will get better at it. LOL)
|So what are we to expect now from our Government, it seems to me that our rights are being erroded, our MP's are liars and cheats, then we have a tv campaign to erradicate people who are benefit thieves, they are trying to live and these MP's are using their position to fraudulantly gain money through "expenses" WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH OUR COUNTRY, it has to be asked why did the poor souls die for in WWII, Silly Me I thought it was for our FREEDOM? Gosh I think I'm wrong???????|
|posted by (2009-11-22 11:25:27)|
|HI folks i would like to say i am disabled and so is my daughter , a few years ago as i am disabled and confined to the house i got a computer , and it changed my life and daughters i taught myself and got help from a friend , and then i taught my daughter she is a slow learner but it was hard for her and myself but now she is not bad at it she can do music and download it and put it on her ipod, i my self can get in touch with my ownly sister in canada, at the moment BT as me on a fair usage policy just 1meg from 6pm to 12am but some time less, from about 9am i get 5meg till 6pm i am on pakage 3 and unlimited , but still i would not like to loose my computer if BT starts to cut my speeds i will be informing them i no longer want there services i have BT vision and my telphone line with them, but i will not go anywere else as they are all the same , they say we are cheating , but look what the goverment done lined ther pockets , but how long was this going on they were ownly found out this year and i would bet it was going on with all the goverments for years, they are robing the people blind oil, petrol, vat on every thing they dont know what the poor have to go through i was watching a movie last night with a blanket around my wife and my self, we or both pensoners and fine it hard to keep the house warm , any way i will miss my computer if i have to give it up as i say its a sort of a life line to me and my family.|
|history shows that changes are made by the young.|
the young will not put up with these draconian laws.
students have had to go onto the streets for their beliefs all over the world at different times ie 1968 paris and in the usa, britain with the poll tax etc.
there is no room currently in the prisons, and the judicial system would be brought to a standstill.
like interest charges with banks the this has to be fought.
thanks for the information as always
|posted by (2009-11-26 18:45:44)|
|Greed, Greed, Greed that's what it's all about, and oh yeah invasion of privacy. The Governments around the world are using Piracy to try to make a legit argument for infringing on our civil liberties and it's the U.S.A's fault they started all this crap they won't leave other country's alone such bully's.||
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