UK Threatens ISPs to Block P2P WebsitesAdded: Thursday, March 4th, 2010
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There’s an amendment proposed to the Digital Economy Bill threatening Internet Service Providers to prevent access to those online locations that are specified in the Court’s order for the obviation of online copyright infringement. However, it does not demand a verification process, which will result in a considerable “chilling effect” in case of ISPs play it safe.
This news follows earlier reports from a couple days ago, where the government was planning to proclaim open Wi-Fi connection an outlaw – one more rough measure in last-ditch effort to protect copyright holders.
Two lords – Liberal Democrat Lord Clement Jones and Conservative Lord Howard have proposed recently an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill. The amendment is supposed to completely change the way Internet Service Providers are requested to deal with copyright infringement occurring on their networks.
This Amendment 120A assumes giving courts the authority to prevent access to those online locations that are specified in the Court’s order for the obviation of online copyright infringement, together with the threat of injunctions against ISPs having the knowledge that another person uses their service for copyright infringement, but having failed either to prevent such copyright infringing content to be accessed at the particular online locations or to take rational steps in order to remove such content from the online location.
The matter is that the amendment does not specify exactly how Internet Service Providers have to verify the claims regarding copyright infringement or the means of appeal. Looks like ISPs have to establish new detective departments for this purpose. Moreover, some site operators can be erroneously accused of copyright infringement and so falsely sanctioned by ISP.
There are also no requirements in the amendment concerning the site operators to be notified before a copyright owner’s claim for injunction against the site. The only thing looking like notification they can get is just taking rational steps to prevent or delete infringing content. However, nobody knows what is supposed to happen if the operators do not even suspect the existence of infringing content, as there’s no procedure developed for them to make their own case or at least to appeal the findings. Sure they’ll face their site blocked, but the only question left is that why ISPs are the ones to be responsible for that?
March 4th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
|hollywood encourages piracy by charging far too much for there dvd's its there greed thats the the problem plus 50% of there films are rubbish anyway.Â£3 per dvd should do it|
|Â£3?, more like Â£2,($2.72/USD) per DVD, that's more worthy of the crap we buy in this day and age. Blu-ray/HD-DVD should be Â£7 ($9.50/USD) which should be proper given that you're only buying the SAME content on a different medium. the only difference is it hasn't been compressed more at a lower resolution!!!!.|
|Ya 80% of the of the movies r just bullcrap.Dont know why they even release movies out there.|
Thanks for another gr8 post sam.
|posted by (2010-03-05 22:41:04)|
|How many copies of Windows 7 have been sold |
90 million so far, thats Microsoft happy!!!!
|posted by (2010-03-05 22:46:15)|
|Do you think it will make any difference to how many people by music and what have you.|
I think not, it will be a pointless exercise, just a complete waste of money policing it.
The powers that be ain`t got a f***in clue!!!!!
|posted by (2010-03-06 01:50:33)|
|well I am getting as much as I can now and hoping that someone comes up with a p2p that they cannot do anything about then move to that|
|posted by (2010-03-06 15:51:39)|
|@Kingtiger...huh? Where do buy your DVDs at, that's where I need to go, lol. I'm in America & DVD's run between $14.00 - $23.00. And that's not in BR. Fourteen being for old movies. And, bootlegs run for $5. But the police has really been cracking down on that. Dont see'em out there on every other corner like we use to *sigh*|
|posted by (2010-03-07 13:54:27)|
|In estonia one dvd cost (0,38 USD) one dual layer dvd (0,85 USD):D|
|Sam ur great||
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