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____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 20 January 2009 18:03 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> UK.gov 'to create anti-net piracy agency'
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>>| Following its failure to foster voluntary solution between ISPs and rights
>>| holders, the government will create a new agency and regulations to clamp
>>| down on copyright infringement via peer-to-peer networks, it's reported
>>| A proposal for a body called the Rights Agency will be at the centre of
>>| anti-internet piracy measures, according to the Financial Times, which
>>| cited sources who had read a draft of Lord Carter's report on Digital
>>| Britain. The Rights Agency will be introduced alongside a new code of
>>| practice for ISPs and rights holders, to be overseen by Ofcom, according to
>>| the leaked draft. The final report is due out by the end of this month.
> This is a desperately bad idea... there is no way we can allow agencies
> to become judge, jury and executioner in their own court. Aside from
> anything else, the "net" is such an important part of our future that we
> need to take it seriously from a legal perspective, as well as all other
> We need something which looks like our Magistrates Courts for minor
> alleged offences, and something like the county court system for major
> offences, with some rights for the *people* set down.
> Time for secundus magna carta, perhaps?
The situation escalates in other countries too. People in Australia probably
protest the most.
~~ Best of wishes
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