British MP Found DEA Deeply WorryingAdded: Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
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Julian Huppert, a Cambridge’s Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament, criticized the idea suggested in the Digital Economy Act that an IP is able to identify a person at all. Moreover,he’s concerned that this important law was hurried through the Parliament with almost no debate and voted on by just a few members.
It’s been many months now since the British government passed the Digital Economy Bill, stipulating “three-strikes” regime, online sites filtering, and a ban on public Wi-Fi. However, people keep criticizing this law and are concerned with what the Act would mean for the country. Majority of those concerned point out the hurried way in which the Bill was passed.
Julian Huppert, a Liberal Democrat MP made it clear in the interview he recently gave that he doesn’t approve the whole idea of the legislation. Huppert finds provisions of the Digital Economy Act “deeply worrying,” especially those relating to blocking and disconnection things.
Julian Huppert explains that he of course agrees with the rights owners’ wish to protect their works, but at the same time he, unlike them, understands that not every means of protection can work for it. The first thing he points out is that a rights owner can only know the IP address of the alleged infringer, while the suggestion that it’s possible to accurately identify the responsible person is not true. The reasons may be different, the first being the fact of hacking into someone’s Wi-Fi, which is not rare. Huppert wonders what the consequences will be, for example, for a restaurant providing open Wi-Fi, if it is caught with infringement. In fact, the restaurant can’t know exactly what its visitors are doing on its Wi-Fi. Although the latest proposal was made to let such entities be exempted, the very idea of the possibility to identify who is responsible is totally wrong.
The MP is sure that the law lacks proper solutions only because the bill was hurried through with no debate – a process that normally takes weeks if not months of scrutiny and discussion managed to be squeezed into a 2-hour debate with only 5% MPs taking part.
Still, Julian Huppert hopes that the final version of the legislation has additional safeguards like fines for rights owners if they would knowingly falsely accuse individuals. However, the users still won’t be glad to find their home Internet connection cut off because their neighbor hijacked their Wi-Fi.
September 29th, 2010Posted by:
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
|posted by (2010-10-01 14:45:15)|
|well here's an idea now you are the government mr huppert do something or are you like your leader promise all this stuff then just follow everything the tories want and forget your voters||
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