The anti-piracy brigade is out again in the government
Following my last post about the piracy thing with BT blocking sites using CleanFeed, the "culture secretary" has launched a massive anti-piracy stance.
I'm sure we've been there before, it shouldn't be classified as theft and it is wrong to assume all who pirate would have gone out and bought music/video/game/app in the first place.
Originally Posted by Jeremy Hunt
What worries me are the proposed measures in place for the new Communications Act coming in to place in 2015:
A cross-industry body, perhaps modelled on the Internet Watch Foundation, to be charged with identifying infringing websites against which action could be taken
(Probably a cross industry body who profits from big companies and it would be in their best interest to take action against sites which supposedly harm these big companies. I don't have any confidence this will be a neutral body who would be able to say "sorry big company X, that site isn't infringing, we will leave it alone")
A streamlined legal process to make it possible for the courts to act quickly
(again, worrying in the fact that things will be pushed through courts quickly by big companies who can afford to do it, and lean on officials to make it happen.)
It's already been reported that newzbin2 (the website being blocked to the UK by BT's cleanfeed system) is working on a program that people can download and will give them access to the site.