Bill to penalize file sharers passes in UK

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I just posted the article Bill to penalize file sharers passes in UK.

Just before dissolving for elections, the U.K. Parliament passed a bill that lets Internet service providers throttle or suspend service for illegal file sharers.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/bill-to-penalize-file-sharers-passes-in-uk-28270/](http://www.myce.com/news/bill-to-penalize-file-sharers-passes-in-uk-28270/)

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#2

This sucks. I’m glad I live in Canada, although it would be nice to live in the UK and have tea with the Queen every now and then. Or Prince Charles. Same thing.


#3

They’re going to revoke millions of Internet users accounts ?

Good luck with that. LOL!


#4

[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2508799]This sucks. I’m glad I live in Canada, although it would be nice to live in the UK and have tea with the Queen every now and then. Or Prince Charles. Same thing.[/QUOTE]

I also think is great living here in Canada. However, the only reason we haven’t had draconian copyright reform, is because we’ve had minority governments for the past decade. We’ve had copyright legislation introduced 3 times in the last 10 years (once by Paul Martin’s minority libs, and twice by Harper’s conservatives). The only reason we’ve remained unscathed, is we election calls while the legislation is still in the tabling process, meaning it keeps getting dropped. God help us if we ever have a majority government and there’s no threat of reelection.


#5

[QUOTE=BitRate;2508823]They’re going to revoke millions of Internet users accounts ?

Good luck with that. LOL![/QUOTE]

This is exactly how they help pirates and help to increase the boom in file sharing again. When will they get out of their high horse and smell the grass??? Wait they must be smoking the grass aka weed that’s they have no concept of what is happening out there.


#6

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2508865]This is exactly how they help pirates and help to increase the boom in file sharing again. When will they get out of their high horse and smell the grass??? Wait they must be smoking the grass aka weed that’s they have no concept of what is happening out there.[/QUOTE]

Who are “they”? The government? ISPs? Seriosuly, Coolcolors, you need to be a bit more specific in your comments. I always have a hard time understanding what you type.


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[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2508872]Who are “they”? The government? ISPs? Seriosuly, Coolcolors, you need to be a bit more specific in your comments. I always have a hard time understanding what you type.[/QUOTE]

I think it’s America, it usually is.:smiley:


#8

[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2508872]Who are “they”?[/QUOTE]

I can tell you exactly who they are… they are (them.) :bigsmile:

Most likely it is the CIA as they are watching you right now can’t you hear or see
that Predator that is circling over head right now. :eek: :bigsmile: J/K :stuck_out_tongue:

All kidding aside [B]they[/B] are known as the RIAA and MPAA

RIAA = Rip Into Anyone’s Ass
MPAA = Money Problems Always Around


#9

It’s Big Brother-the money mongers-the higher order-The elite
You ever notice it’s always the poor that go to jail , the rich find the loopholes.


#10

Band-width restrictions? Don’t make me laugh; we still only get a cruddy 2Mb (at the end of our exchange), what are they going to do, make us go back to dial-up?


#11

This is but one of many issues you should decide upon at the UK ballot boxes! You UK lot need to strengthen the european Pirate Party’s influence in the UK enough to sway elections. Let’s not forget a few million people is a sizeable portion of the country’s population. Even a coalition vote against a candiate can throw them out of office quite easily once an issue (such as this) irks the voters.


#12

[QUOTE=midders;2509024]Band-width restrictions? Don’t make me laugh; we still only get a cruddy 2Mb (at the end of our exchange), what are they going to do, make us go back to dial-up?[/QUOTE]

Haha yeah. They picked the right time to pass that bill though, good luck to them :wink:

LOL @ Getit29 :bigsmile:


#13

Don’t forget

BREIN
BSA
IFPI
BPI
CRIA

and so on …

Basically any authoritative that does not grasp the concept that the internet has changed the dynamics.

Until the artist get there due and the end consumer gets reasonable and fair pricing. They are fighting an up hill battle.

:cool::cool:


#14

[QUOTE=platinumsword;2509088]Basically any authoritative that does not grasp the concept that the internet has changed the dynamics.
[/QUOTE]

Very true and that’s the reason the UK legislation is flawed in the extreme, the government just don’t understand technology.

They haven’t adequately dealt with the implications of unsecured wifi or children downloading illegal content without their parents knowledge.

Basically if someone hacks your wifi or your kids download stuff you’re unaware of you could end up having your Internet access terminated.

Those in the know can avoid detection and implicate others instead with minimal effort.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#15

[QUOTE=getit29;2509011]RIAA = Rip Into Anyone’s Ass
MPAA = Money Problems Always Around[/QUOTE]

LOL, awesome.


#16

In the '70’s I worked in a halfway house run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. I would help these guys get jobs or get into school to try and get them going as they where what was called “mandatory release”. This isn’t enough room in jail for people who should really be there. I don’t think anyone downloading anything but child porn or state secrets should go to jail (violent crimes, etc., not potheads, I don’t smoke but they should not be in jail, at all). It is a waste of time and money. As was stated before. The artists need to be p[aid “fairly”, and I am sure that will be most contentious, and people need to have their rights covered. I though all of this was solved when it was ruled you could copy albums (vinyl) to tape players and even copy tape to tape. WTF?


#17

@ DukeNukem … huh? I fail to see what your trying to do but I don’t respond to your red herring anymore.


#18

Amazing how the UK Government clinically timetabled the second reading of the DEB to coincide with the PM’s general election announcement. Only a handful of MPs attended the second reading, the rest were out on the campaign trail canvassing voters that they are the best person to represent them. Kind of ironic when you consider MPs priorities voting to pass a bill into law without even bothering to attend or discuss it. Mind you, attendance is pretty redundant when maybe, just maybe their mind has been made up for them. :wink:


#19

VOTE FOR PIRATE PARTY CANDIDATES & THEIR SUPPORTERS!


#20

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2509182]@ DukeNukem … huh? I fail to see what your trying to do but I don’t respond to your red herring anymore.[/QUOTE]

I was simply asking you to clarify your comment. I didn’t understand what you said. I could be alone, but I would bet my next pay that I’m not. If english isn’t your first language then that’s cool. I wasn’t poking fun at you. However, if english is your first language then that’s bad as you have no excuse.

A “red herring” is a deliberate attempt to divert a process of enquiry by changing the subject. I was not trying to change the subject, just find out what you meant.