UK MPs Tie up the Lobbying to Quick “3-Strikes” EnactAdded: Saturday, March 6th, 2010
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Together with the recent news about one more amendment, which has already been proposed to the bill and is intended to make Internet Service Providers proactively block those websites that are accused of copyright infringement, this one shows clearly that UK’s online freedom appears to be balancing on the edge of very considerable changes.
Some members of the House of Lords criticized as they call it “copyright owners’ extraordinary degree of lobbying” to have a “three-strikes” law passed as swiftly as possible, but the Memebers of Parliament believe that such actions would only cause years of attempting to fix the “deficiencies of the present bill”.
The government of the United Kingdom has its controversial intentions to cut file-sharers off the Internet coming under the rising fire from MPs of the House of Lords, partly thanks to demands of a copyright owners’ coordinated attempt to speed up the passage of Digital Economy Bill into law.
One of those critics is Lord Puttnam. He is angry that copyright holders dare even to think of hurrying to enact that sweeping law without any proper debate. Lord Puttnam also notes that a bill that was written poorly will only cause winding up having to revise the “deficiencies of the present bill” in the near future. He says they can’t send the bill to the House of Commons as is – because it would be like a spatchcock doing only part of the indended work, but not all. In other words, it would be a bill none of MPs is proud of. Lord Puttnam particularly highlited a “copyright owners’ extraordinary degree of lobbying” the bill passage as they are so eager to watch the law taking effect.
The person responsible for last government’s intentions to outlaw open Wi-Fi connection, Lord Young, also raises his eyebrows over declaring the intent which is not to call the bill up to the UK independent authority on data privacy – Office of the Information Commissioner. This is in spite of the fact that the bill contains a number of serious new government forays into the online public’s personal information. The reason is that too much time would be wasted for this “unnecessary” action, while unauthorized file-sharing becomes a danger to the security and safety of the free world.
Lord Young hasn’t probably read the recent study by UK royalty collecting group for publishers, composers and music writers concluding last summer that music industry revenues totaled up nearly 5% since 2007.
March 6th, 2010Posted by:
Saturday, March 6th, 2010
|nice read thanks.|
|THX SaM FOR THE INFO|
|Pray for the UK. It seems what's going on there is heading across the Atlantic. Will we find someone like Putnam to stand up for us?||
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