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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Laws for File Sharers of The United Kingdom Can Violate Human Rights

Laws for File Sharers of The United Kingdom Can Violate Human Rights

Laws for File Sharers of The United Kingdom Can Violate Human Rights

Added: Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
As the Joint Select Committee on Human Rights announced, the quite debatable strategy of ‘three strikes’ developed by UK Government and targeted at putting a check on illegal file sharing could actually constitute a significant menace to human rights.

A consortium of Members of Parliament, together with some House of Lords’ members have asked for more distinctness in the “technical measures” quoted in the Digital Economy Bill, that probably could be applied to disconnect those web users who are alleged for illicit file sharing in the web. The Committee does not believe that such approach to powers engaging human rights is convenient, because there is always potential for those powers to be used in inappropriate manner that could result in a breach of users’ rights of respecting freedom of expression and correspondence.

Statistics says there are over seven million people in the whole United Kingdom file-sharing (in accordance with industry figures). And even if only 10% of those file-shares have the broadband connection throttled back, it is still a lot of people. The Committee believes throttling connections and suspension are to be excluded from the bill.

Member of Parliament and chair of the Committee Andrew Dismore has said that the abovementioned “technical measures” cited in the bill were not defined adequately enough, and the Government should clarify this aspect in detail.

Dismore also quoted the same in a statement: “Even in such a narrow area that we have brought into focus, it has been so much difficult to catch a clear picture of impact and the scope of the provisions”.

And so he went on further and suggested that notwithstanding that the Internet presents to the policy-makers new challenges ever and again, it not on any account justify the use of “sweeping or underspecified legislative responses”, especially when “there’s the possibility of restricting freedom of individual users’ privacy or expression”.

The Committee didn’t only discuss the rights of the web users, but has also started subjects of the means of identifying the illegal downloaders. Though we can draw conclusion that there are both sides abusing the bounds as we've already saw some legal entities sending out to broadband users their warning letters.

February 17th, 2010

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Date:  Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Comments (12) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-02-17 11:48:22)
reddogmatt avatarwhat rights everyone in this world is a robot and does as their goverment tell them, good post sam

posted by (2010-02-17 12:50:15)
mobson avatarSomehow I am not surprised that yet another knee jerk reaction from a deeply unpopular government is shown to be flawed. They seem to believe that the populus should "do as I say, not as I do", they lead by example with their endless sleaze, illegal and immoral foreign wars, rampant poverty and homelessness and liberty infringing CCTV cameras everywhere. This is the price we pay for capitalism and the lurch to the right that is occurring throughout the developed world. Everything has a price and all is fair game to make money from. I am glad I haver opted out of all of this nonsense.

posted by Site Friend (2010-02-17 14:46:05)
karakurachow avatarThanks sam. Good post.

posted by (2010-02-17 15:19:35)
iwillkillall avataryep..not long now till we are stopped in the uk...why not just charge a royalty tax on every connection, say a fiver a week, and you can dl what you want...both sides would then be catered for !

posted by ET lover (2010-02-17 16:07:56)
ARKY1981 avatarrage against the machine F*CK YOU I WONT DO WHAT YOU TELL ME

posted by Site Friend (2010-02-17 16:13:05)
magiccrack avatarnice read SaM,

keep it real keep it ET, the place to be!

posted by ET junkieET lover (2010-02-17 18:42:26)
bodthepimp avatargood read thx SaM

posted by (2010-02-17 19:49:17)
No avataryet again the human rights act is brought into play ! don't get me wrong i m all for file sharing but the government brought the human rights act in and now it's stinging em in the arse again lol

posted by Blocked (2010-02-17 20:37:42)
peterchrist avatari will not submit to them,,hypocrites, lyers, cheaters..no way

posted by (2010-02-17 21:57:53)
UnspokenElite avatarmy friends and i had a band back in the day... this was our favorite song.... "Phuck the Mother Phuckin system!" the government is just full of a bunch of little dikked haters

posted by (2010-02-18 04:33:27)
No avatarGah!!! I hate the government. Thanks for the read.

posted by Blocked (2010-02-20 13:39:58)
BBViking avatarLaws , Laws , Laws ............ i was born Free ;)

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