Legal / filtering implications of Digital Economy bill
So, the Digital Economy bill has been passed by parliament. Can anyone confirm for me that this will make it a criminal offence to provide Internet access to anyone banned from such by a court order (I'm a bit behind - did clause 18 get taken out in the end or not)? Therefore, do we as schools have some kind of obligation to have a facility to block Internet access for certain pupils / employees? Also, what's the best way for a school connection to avoid falling foul of this law - will something like SmoothWall provide all the filtering we need by default, or are there changes we need to make to our systems?