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Old 05-28-2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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Ofcom, the UK telecommunications regulator, has launched a consultation on reducing online copyright infringement, which you can see here.

No more and no less draconian than one might imagine.
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:08 PM   #3
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I'm sure the people who sell pirate content on CDR will be rubbing their hands in glee right now. Shame about all the entertainment companies who will lose out on that extra money they have been getting though.
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:47 PM   #5
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Lol. Don't be silly.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:20 AM   #6
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You are presumed guilty until proven innocent, and there is a fee before you can attempt to prove you didn't do it.
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:58 AM   #7
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These sound like excellent proposals. I shall certainly indicate my support for them to Ofcom.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:56 AM   #8
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Best hope your IP doesn't get added to a download swarm then. And your granny knows enough to secure her wifi.
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Better hope you use a proxy server for everything, it's trivial to be a "rights holder", and fair usage is a defence. Read an article summary on google? Infringement under this law. Etc.
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Best hope your IP doesn't get added to a download swarm then. And your granny knows enough to secure her wifi.
Indeed.
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