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Uk Action On Piracy Still Mired In Argument
Old 9th October 2011
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Uk Action On Piracy Still Mired In Argument

BBC News - BT and TalkTalk to appeal Digital Economy Act
Old 9th October 2011
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The government has also dropped plans to block access to websites which host copyright infringing material, despite the act giving them powers to do so.
I wonder if they're taking a 'wait and see' approach (ie, wait and see if similar measures pass in the US, and if they have the intended effect)
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Instead, it is likely that rights holders will be encouraged to take action against ISPs themselves using different laws.
Wait... a low paid musician is supposed to mount a legal battle against the billion dollar ISP? hmm... i wonder how much it takes to buy a legislator these days. Or am i reading that wrong?
Old 9th October 2011
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I wonder if they're taking a 'wait and see' approach (ie, wait and see if similar measures pass in the US, and if they have the intended effect)

Wait... a low paid musician is supposed to mount a legal battle against the billion dollar ISP? hmm... i wonder how much it takes to buy a legislator these days. Or am i reading that wrong?
No, I think you're reading it quite accurately - and that the legislators are already being bought. Or maybe judges...... Or both.
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