Thursday, April 8, 2010

Digital Economy Bill Passed

So Britain's Digital Economy Bill passed. Such an innocuous name for a bill that gives unprecedented power to copyright holders, like cutting off Internet access of file sharers and an easy way to get their names from the ISP. All this legal overkill just because the rights holders want to stop non-commercial file sharing. It seems that some people hold copyright, which is merely a granted privilege, above the basic human right to share information freely. First it was France, now the UK, who will be next? Welcome to the future.

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