UK Will Launch Seizure Campaigns TooAdded: Saturday, February 19th, 2011
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UK’s Serious and Organized Crime Agency is going to update Nominet’s registrant Terms and Conditions to enable it automatically suspend domain names alleged of infringing the country’s criminal law.
Watching the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s actions aimed at shutting down sites accused of piracy and child pornography, the UK’s authorities started mulling proposals for a similar effort. Moreover, the project is already under review.
The .uk domain name registry in the country, Nominet, has called for a policy discussion group to form in order to debate a demand by the Serious and Organized Crime Agency to provide a registry with the power to automatically take down websites alleged of unauthorized activity.
Currently Nominet doesn’t outline any clear obligation in its Terms and Conditions that a domain shouldn’t be used for any infringing activities under UK criminal law. Meanwhile, most .org and .biz registrars and registries have such stipulation in their terms.
Actually, the proposal was made by the Serious and Organized Crime Agency not now, but three months ago, after the agency discovered that the registry never stipulated any obligation to seize websites engaged in unauthorized activities. However, after receiving a huge response from the stakeholders interested in the discussion, the Serious and Organized Crime Agency took a decision to increase the level of public input on the issue. So, Nominet announced that those willing to put themselves forward to participate should contact the register by next week.
The organizations expect that the members of the issue group will be appointed by the beginning of March, so that the group could meet for the first time later in spring. Before the first meeting, an independent summary of the matter will be commissioned and forwarded to group members and stakeholders.
Nominet and the Serious and Organized Crime Agency already teamed up earlier in order to seize around two thousand websites. That was before Christmas, but now it is expected that the process will be carefully expedited, if the two organizations agree to alter registrant Terms and Conditions resulting in automatic suspension for any violation of the UK law.
Saturday, February 19th, 2011
|posted by (2011-02-20 19:35:31)|
|what will this do to extratorrent|
|I think it's only to do with Child PORN & no other so i dont think we need to worry unless anyone is downloading child porn to which i am dead against.|
|posted by (2011-02-20 21:32:25)|
|Well now we know how the Government thinks of pirates just bunch them with child molesters and sicko's guess turn about is fair play then.... So lets group Government and terrorist in one as they are more similar than Pirates and Pedos.|
|Judges,clergy,police,lawyers and MP's will be exempt(as im most countries)they will look after the band of cronies|
|Well at least if they are going to bunch pirates and sickos together they can expect a similar punishment, a slap on the wrist and a free house next to a school. The law here is ridiculous they only show an interest in crime that can be addressed from a chair.|
|posted by (2011-02-21 13:06:30)|
|The trouble with laws with sweeping powers to do what they want without proper warrants, is they creep to include other things. The UK is famous for abusing powers, take the anti-terror laws used to spy on kids going to school, to check if they live in the correct area. Or spying on dustbins, to check on what is inside them. They pass this shit under one umbrella that nobody would argue with, so as not to be accused of supporting CP. But give it a few months and it will be expanded to include any site THEY don't like. There are already laws in place to deal with CP. This is not needed.|
|dont take after the us, we are a bad role model|
|No-one would be happier than me if sites portraying pre-adolescent sexual exploitation were banned, but there are several points.|
Firstly probably all such sites are not UK registered in the first place. States in various parts of the US have laws that differ greatly from UK law, as with Holland and various other countries.
UK laws are very draconian and do not allow for even artistic images/ art nudes for girls that LOOK under 18 regardless of their true age.
Similarly for girls under the age of 18 or who LOOK under 18 according to a jury that could consist of men with young daughters or doddery old women, ANY sexual potrayal publicly (or privately if caught!) is illegal.
British law assumes very perversely that females under 18 are not entitled to any sexual activity whatsoever unless married (at age 16 or upwards!). The law even considers 'sexual grooming' of 16 and 17 year olds by adults, even though technically, the age of consent is 16 in the UK. This is potentially a minefield for foreign tourists or new immigrants.
Although there are different classes of offences according to actual age under 18, UK law is very harsh even in the case of 'minor infringements' unless any male concerned is (on a sliding scale of seriousness depending on the age of the female, where a female under 13 is the most serious) for males a) under 18, b) under 16 or c) considerably younger.
There are various classes of offence concerning sexual portrayal or sexual activity under 18. Note it is males who are guilty, though 'slightly'lesser sentences have resulted when promiscuity can be shown. Females are not guilty even where they have seduced the male. Note that consensual sex with a female under 16 is often considered RAPE by the male, especially if the male is over 18 years of age. Re Internet content Class 1 = nudity (regardless of whether genitals or other sexual parts of the body are displayed, if in any way possibly 'considered by UK law. . .' erotic or arousing)/ Class 2 non-penetrative activity not involving adults/ Class 3 non-penetrative but involving adults/ Class 4 any penetrative activity/ Class 5 sadism or beastiality involving under 18 year old females.
In UK law, a female is a CHILD until reaching 18 years of age, despite being able to marry with parental consent at 16, and in regard to ALL UK child sex laws.
On this basis since 2003, anyone elsewhere would have to plain daft to set up a site with any sexual content that COULD BE CONSIDERED OR LOOKING AS under 18.
Hence on UK sites, any sexual content is likely to only involve females probably aged 25 or older!!!!
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