According to media reports, the UK government will propose new laws today to disconnect computer users from the internet who are suspected of illegally downloading copyrighted music and movies.
Disconnected from the internet for being suspected of illegally downloading copyrighted material? How can it be just to be thrown off the internet without your guilt having been proven?
The new proposals will mean that users suspected of illegal downloading will still receive warning letters from their ISPs, but if they are believed to be continuing to share copyrighted material they will have their net connection temporarily cut off, although “it may be possible to retain basic access to online public services.”
What’s interesting is that this proposal was rejected by the British government’s own…
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