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[News] Lib Dems Sell Out to the British MAFIAA

  • Subject: [News] Lib Dems Sell Out to the British MAFIAA
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 17:18:47 +0000
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BPI drafted the Lib Dem / Conservative web blocking amendment

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| Just in case you were wondering where the 
| idea for a web blocking amendment came from, 
| we attach to this blog post a copy of the 
| BPIâs draft, along with their justification 
| for it.
| Now, amendments often come from lobby and 
| campaign groups, including us, not least 
| because itâs the easiest way for them to show 
| parliamentarians what they want. But the fact 
| that twice, with the original copyright by 
| diktat proposal, and then the web blocking 
| proposal, the BPI essentially got to write 
| what they wanted and get it proposed more or 
| less wholesale as law, in such a tremendously 
| sensitive area and in such a one-sided 
| manner, shows something is very wrong with 
| the way this debate is being conducted.


Leaked Documents Show UK Web Censorship Proposal Written By Record Labels

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| Lobbying groups and activists write proposed 
| legislation all the time -- it's part of how 
| the process works. But with controversial 
| legislation, you would at least think that 
| politicians would be sensitive to some of the 
| concerns of others before essentially doing a 
| copy-and-paste on what the lobbyists give 
| them.



Conservatives and Lib Dems push web blocking

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| Now, in an even more dangerous amendment,
| Lib Dems and Conservatives push for web
| blocking. This would open the door to a
| massive imbalance of power in favour of
| large copyright holding companies.
| Individuals and small businesses would be
| open to massive 'copyright attacks' that
| could shut them down, just by the threat of
| action.


25 Lib Dem PPCs sign letter asking Lib Dem Parliamentarians to think again on Digital Economy Bill

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| In the last day or so there has been
| particular focus on an amendment put
| forward in the Lords by Tim Clement-Jones
| and Tim Razzall, the reasoning for which
| Tim Clement-Jones explained in a post here
| but which journalist and author (and Lib
| Dem member) Cory Doctorow disagreed with.

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