#5521430, By ploder Future of internet looks grim for UK

  • ploder 23 Nov 2009 16:58:50 243 posts
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    File-sharer disconnection law published to continuing opposition

    The Government has published the legislation which would force internet service providers to disconnect internet connections used by alleged file sharers without a court order. The Digital Economy Bill contains the controversial provisions.

    "The Secretary of State may at any time by order impose a technical obligation on internet service providers," says the Bill. 'Technical measures' is the term used to denote action relating to a connection up to and including disconnection...

    The proposal does not contain the court oversight promised just last month by Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw. He told MPs and Lords that "there would need to be a court order for any of the technical measures"...........
    http://www.out-law.com/page-10544
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