Information On Mandelson's Master Plot LeakedAdded: Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
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Even though Lord Mandelson planned on introducing the Digital Economy Bill (DEB) to reduce the file-sharing of copyrighted materials with some drastic measures, there is a new turn to the story. The Liberal Democrats called the plan an utterly shameless attempt to force some major rules on the people without an assessment by the Parliament.
As there was some leaked information about some insane ideas that DEB contained, like jail terms for illegal file-sharing and disconnections from the net for whole households and unprecedented powers to the companies that want to protect their materials, the dislike of people started to be heard. And finally a party entered the debate with the opposite view on things than those that Lord Mandelson has.
The overall response was that the cause can’t justify the means, so these plans must not be even taken into consideration. The Copyright Act from 1988 will be somehow modified but the changes that are proposed right now are absolutely taking the democracy and turning them into dictatorship, which would be led by the Secretary of State. The witch hunt would take a new level of insanity that could not be stoped by anyone.
Bottom line is that though Lord Mandelson’s proposal hasn’t been taken lightly and protests were made about it, so at least we can tell that there are some politicians that represent the rights of people. Because the least they can do is give everyone a chance to defend themselves. The whole picture doesn’t change too much with this protest made by Liberal Democrats but it sure shows some chance of making Lord Mandelson a little less of a threat to the file-sharing community.
Still the party stated that the copyrights will be protected, but the measures taken must be approved by the Parliament and not just by one politician who wants to create some way to win his war against us.
So, while they are protesting against the DEB, they are trying to work out a less offensive solution by cooperating with some other parties. We'll soon find out what their true intentions are, as if they're not already obvious enough
November 20th, 2009Posted by: Date:
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
|Thanks for the read Zoran.|
|posted by (2009-11-23 07:08:25)|
|WOW SCARY THEY SHOULD LEAVE US ALONE|
|posted by (2009-11-23 08:40:07)|
|Mandelson is an unelected "representative" with a disproportionate amount of power. He was involved in the Millenium Dome debacle (an amount of money spent that could have built many hospitals or schools rather than the white elephant it was clearly always going to be.|
He has been at the forefront of a series of erosions of civil liberty in the UK and this is just the latest in a long line of repressive measures taken by this Labour government (for people outside of the UK, New Labour means right wing neo fascists rather than a sympathetic left leaning, socially aware government committed to equality and closing the gap between rich and poor).
In short, a government that has presided over the worst recession in living memory, introduced a series of massively unpopular policies, led the country to a series of pointless foreign wars causing the deaths of millions, now just wants to suck the corporate cock of copyright apologists (surely a law that cannot be enforced, once aired/played/heard then it is in the public domain) to ensure the rich get richer and the poor remain in their place.
|Thanks mobson (and ET for the story of course).|
Mandelson was also one of the financiers of the "Business Plot" which was a coup d'etat in Equatorial Guinea. The oil contracts were awarded to Total and Shell, and Spanish Repsol and American Marathon Oil didn't like that and plotted together with Mandelson, Jeffrey Archer (convicted criminal) and Mark Thatcher (son of Maggie) to finance the failed coup d'etat. That gives you some idea about this guy, because he financed an illegal coup d'etat even though one of the original contractees (Shell) is part British, however Spanish Repsol probably offered him more money to keep them out of the picture.
|posted by (2009-11-23 11:44:29)|
|Never knew that Phoebeweb, looks like another item kept very quiet by the powers that be. Another indictment of this Labour government (fortunately I now live in France, but Sarkozy isn't exactly a fair minded socialist is he?). It all smacks of corruption and quangos, pocket lining and corporate selling out. |
How hard is it to declare your house a republic? Must be possible, if not can I set myself up as an offshore tax haven while being onshore? Seems denial of any crime allows you to continue to siphon off huge payments while "serving" the electorate (albeit in an unelected, unwanted manner)
|All the focus was on Mark Thatcher of course because he had to flee South Africa and move in with his mother (LOL). Mandelson only get a mentioning in the side lines and Repsol and Marathon - being the real powers behind the scene - got hardly any publicity. That's the way "democracy" works. Republics are equally corrupt. It's as they say: shit floats to the top.|
BTW It was the French who ratted them out so they deserve the credit for foiling that coup d'etat even though they were acting for Total of course.
|posted by (2009-11-23 12:24:22)|
|Well, my adopted homeland stepped in there then. Almost makes up for them being one of the largest arms dealers in the world!!|
So you think Mark Thatcher has been punished enough by having to move back with the harpy? I reckon Mandelson should have to live there too, might make him open his eyes.
The whole coup d'etat was very underplayed, well hardly surprising as it's only a small country with little oil. But are you sure an American company would try to have a regime changed so they could have access to the oil? Sounds unlikely to me, have you ever heard of such a thing? I mean, the "war" in Iraq was totally justifiable, legal and without significant civilian casualties - actually, wait a minute, I might have got that wrong, blood for oil, a fair exchange!!
Btw Phoebe, have you read "Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Klein? If not, I highly recommend it (see how I offer reading choices based on an exchange of 2 comments - there's pushy and confident!!)
|Here's a reference to Mandelson. He denied any involvement of course, but he was on the list of financiers which they found.|
And here's the juicy background story in a French paper. Gives much more detailed information:
|It was mainly Repsol (the Spanish giant) and the US Marathon oil (smaller) played a long. This was supposed to be a little coup d'etat in a minor country. It would hardly make any headlines and it is $4,000,000,000 a year which they planned to steal which is good enough.|
I've read Naomi Klein.
|posted by (2009-11-23 12:36:29)|
|Thanks,Z0R4N. Another fine read. Even though Lord Mandelson's plan seems to have been slowed slightly, an egomaniac like him takes a lot more to stop. Doesn't he realize (or care) that by slowing the peoples right to information that they will get it by any means, such as buying copyrighted materials on the street, thus growing another way for organized crime to make even more money. Please Lord Mandelson, stop and think of what the consequences of your actions might be.|
|posted by (2009-11-23 13:24:18)|
|http://is.gd/50gQK is the address at the downing street website to sign the petition against the proposed laws against file sharing, please go there and sign the petition|
|posted by (2009-11-23 13:25:09)|
|thx for the info will do|
|posted by (2009-11-23 18:46:07)|
|You are really good ZOR4N at writting articles , thanks for the news.|
|MANDELSON IS A DICTATOR..he shoul know that the fate of dictators is not a bright one...he should see what happened to dictators during history.")|
|posted by (2009-11-24 16:38:05)|
|you can always rely on the uk goverment to come up with some law that will make the uk more like nazi germany||
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