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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > America Inspired Britain to Enforce Site Filtering

America Inspired Britain to Enforce Site Filtering

America Inspired Britain to Enforce Site Filtering

Added: Monday, July 18th, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Ed Vaizey, the culture minister of the United Kingdom, issued a statement recently, where he warned that sites containing copyright-protected material could be banned in Britain too, if the United States implemented such a filtering system.


According to the BBC, Vaizey’s claim is still backed by no official statement from the United States, but the minister stated that there were rumors (which were recently officially confirmed) that American broadband providers would adopt a censoring system voluntarily. Meanwhile, Ed Vaizey criticized the attitude of Internet service providers operating in the United Kingdom, that so far have refused to give in to pressures from rights owners who has been desperately trying to make them play the cop with their subscribers. He emphasized that a voluntary agreement has already come out of the United States, and can be considered a game-changer.

During his speech at the Intellect Consumer Electronics conference, the minister pointed out that if Internet users are streaming live football without copyright owners’ permission, thus infringing copyright, the government should look at ways it can prevent people from doing so. Ed Vaizey claimed that rights holders had the right to earn money from material they created. This speech proved how the minister was pointing his finger again at the copyright matter.

Meanwhile, the government of the United States has been saying repeatedly in statements that the authorities would persistently go after online services and individuals providing links to unauthorized streaming services. Moreover, the United States claimed it would also attempt to obtain extradition for people from other countries responsible for such deeds.

The discussed problem has caused harsh criticism from lots of the regime opponents like Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt, who promised to fight these efforts at website blocking. He pointed out (and not without a reason) that such attempts represented a threat, which lied in the dangerous precedent they could set for other censorious governments throughout the globe. The matter is that such countries as China or Iran can see in this system an ideal political weapon through which they can secure their despotism, and the United States can’t like this.

July 18th,2011

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Date:  Monday, July 18th, 2011

Comments (11) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-07-18 14:52:35)
DEMONLORD avatardont listen to the corrupt politics of the us. use your head Britain, the us obviously doesn't know how to

posted by (2011-07-18 16:19:21)
No avatarwhen is the world going to stop paying attention to us idiots over here in the states?? you'd think everyone would know better by now.

posted by Turtle (2011-07-18 16:35:47)
julio99 avatarYou would think the US has enough on their plate than to worry about P2P. Extradition of uploaders! Are you kidding me? The cost of doing that for one person and putting said person on trial would be astronomical and I'm sure taxpayers wouldn't be happy about having their hard earned money spent on BS like that.

posted by (2011-07-18 21:11:44)
TrojanMouse avatarLol "America 'Inspired' Britain", more like threatened, bribed or said it would withdraw support if Britain didn't go along with the stupid idea.

What really surprises me is that America has (basically) forced Britain, Ireland, France, NZ, Oz and Spain (some more than others) to adopt these 'three strikes' programmes, but hasn't bothered implementing it themselves because they know it will cost a fortune and ultimately, won't work, but why have none of the other governments noticed that???

Aside from the obvious of course, that they are all stupid twáts...

posted by (2011-07-18 21:43:10)
fusion422 avatari do not even no one person who has even had the first strike let alone the 3rd
if we follow the US like sheep on this one the i might as well hack into my own phone
all corrrrupt

posted by (2011-07-18 22:32:47)
carlbandit avatar"voluntary agreement" - Virgin Media has already said they would not block websites or cancel members subscriptions, way they see it, why should they loose money from customers that download because films, music and games are very over-priced and too easy to pirate
Virgin Media FTW

posted by (2011-07-18 23:38:15)
nobs68 avatarcarlbandit, thats why I`m with virgin media.
I download to my hearts content and I can`t understand what all fuss is about.
They go on about how much money they are losing but where are they losing money.
Films are smashing box office records left right and centre and musicians have
chosen to use the internet to draw in the fans to wanting to se their concerts.
I may download films and music but I have not purchased any DVDs or CDs for personal viewing
or listening since the early 1990s. Acid house, jungle techno and stuff on tapes from clubs, was what I used to buy and listen to around that time (pmao)more than anything else so stopped buying DVDs and CDs. I do go to the cinema though. So realistically they wouldn`t get any money from me apart from the odd pressy of a DVD or CD orcinema tickets I purchase. Well thats my pennies worth.

posted by Turtle (2011-07-18 23:49:55)
bigcow2k avatargood then.. i'll use virgin when i move to my new home

posted by (2011-07-19 04:19:40)
No avatar"Ed Vaizey claimed that rights holders had the right to earn money from material they created." and the money earned is Taxed hence you would get a cut of the action..Gvt you are pissed of because the revenue stream is not flowing through your hands Ed" Yes but there is a bigger game at play and that is freedom of information especial conspiracy of leaked documents i.e. wiki leaks case. I am sorry Gvt the internet is giving your serfs to much mental freedom which you cannot put a lid on. blocking a site and proxies would be used to bypass the filter now how can you stop that.

posted by (2011-07-19 04:28:17)
No avatarGuyz buy as much free TB as you can get and have your own copy of files and one day instead of book burning like the nazis it would be hard drive formatting or server ceasing operations "1984" people. and they have a nice place for the free thinkers and that is room 101 were you would go to be corrected to think and act in a collective hive mental way. no different from socialism or communism it is just Newspeak ...

posted by (2011-07-19 14:14:15)
gazsped avataramerica is one of the most backward countrys in the world,why any country would want to follow them in any way is totally beyond me,they think themselves as the best country and that the world should mould themselves like them,,arrogant morons the lot of em...they have no history amd no real identity and a corrupt political system...please dont any country follow thier lead...use common sense(something america hasnt got)

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