UK Gov to ISPs: Stop Piracy By 2009, Or Else
Denies three strikes & you're out policy...
The British Government is telling broadband ISPs in the UK that they face legal sanctions if they do not crack down on online piracy by April 2009
. The government denies earlier reports that they're interested in implementing a "three strikes" policy, where users on their third offense (as determined by entertainment industry intelligence outfits) would have their connections terminated. That idea is currently under serious consideration in both France and Australia. ISPs remain concerned about liability
for false positives.
62 comments .. click to read
|reply to Omega |
Re: I'm proud to be an American
said by Omega:Because he and others like him support regulation ONLY when it means more $$$ for the bottom line of his masters, nothing more. As soon as the regulation being considered is made to trump the shady practices of his masters towards their customers, he suddenly starts blabbering about less regulation and how it is not the government business to get involved. In other words, just like the companies he vehemently defends, he wants to have his cake and eat it. It has nothing to do with common sense.
I think everyone on this site knows that you are anti-piracy and pro-RIAA/MPAA, which is ok, its your opinion.
But, what I don't understand is why you support more regulation and governmental involvement on the internet (especially since you come from a conservative background). Regardless if these policies limit piracy, they will harm the innovation and freedom of the internet, which imo far outweighs trying to prevent some poor college student from downloading a song.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." - Albert Einstein
Jose A. Hernandez * System Admin * MPLS, Minnesota, USA *