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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > UK Will Not Disconnect File-Sharers

UK Will Not Disconnect File-Sharers

UK Will Not Disconnect File-Sharers

Added: Friday, November 19th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The UK’s government has finally responded to e-petition, which asked to make sure that file-sharers are provided with a possibility to see a fair trial before finding themselves disconnected from the web. Instead, Her Majesty’s government decided to take the disconnection clause off the table completely.


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The controversial Digital Economy Act of the United Kingdom is facing the real scrutiny after all. This type of investigation the Bill missed in spring, when it was rushed through the “wash-up” period before elections. In fact, a process that would’ve otherwise taken a fee weeks if not months of discussion appeared to be squeezed into a merely 2-hour Commons debate with just 5% of MPs participating.

The Bill, and later the Act, drew much attention, because it included the provision of Internet disconnection, as well as the mandatory website filtering, and ban on public Wi-Fi. All these measures were suggested for tackling unauthorized file-sharing. Nevertheless, it was disconnection clause that people had most concerns about, claiming that it violates their fundamental rights and freedoms.

Recently, one of the executives for UK largest broadband provider TalkTalk submitted an e-petition to the PM’s Office, where he asked that he cancel this particular provision of the Act or ensure that those accused are guaranteed a free and fair trial. The number of signatures under this e-petition surpassed 35,000.

The UK’s government has finally responded to the request. Surprisingly, instead of promising the fair trial to the file-sharers, it has decided to rather abolish the section with Internet disconnection completely, though it admitted that digital copyright violation causes significant damage for the British creative industry, harming music, movies, games, TV, sports and software. While the DEA mentions a number of means to address the problem of online infringement, the government expects them to be successful in considerably reducing the rate of copyright violation. However, it indicated that it’s really an area of rapid technological advance and changing consumer behavior. All this means that the DEA includes a reserve power to implement further “technical” measures to address the problem should the initial ones fail. But, either way, they would only limit an infringers’ access to the web, not disconnect them completely.


By:
SaM
November 19th, 2010

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Friday, November 19th, 2010



Comments (5) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2010-11-19 10:55:31)
No avatarthey would rather take us to court and fine us large sums of money

2
posted by (2010-11-19 14:46:42)
Brynn217 avataryup.. and limit you to 50k bandwidth, which ammounts to the same thing as being diconnected.... can you say throttling?

3
posted by (2010-11-20 14:27:18)
katep avatarthe government expects them to be successful in considerably reducing the rate of copyright violation

just wait it will not drop its not worked in other coutries people have just found other ways vpns and the like

4
posted by Blocked (2010-11-22 10:05:31)
mrblue00 avatari want nookey with my isp lol

5
posted by Blocked (2010-11-22 10:11:12)
mrblue00 avatarand another thing mobile bb lol you buy and buy dongles for the rest of ur life big ones little ones pink ones wihte ones yes slow for d/l but hey how they gonna stop it really then theres people sharing via old stle copying dvds and sharing them people making there own BLUETOOTH ( or ) WI FI villages to share around the local estates you set one 100 m bluetooth every few houses and bobs your uncle fanys is my great aunt ue very own comunty of tinternet sharing feasts BANG TIDY or what lols peace peaple have a toot on ye olde weed pipe oh yeahhhhhhhhhhhh



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