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UK Internet Filtering Bill Watered Down 183

Posted by kdawson
from the still-siding-with-the-man dept.
superapecommando writes in with news that in the UK, Liberal Democratic peers will soften their filtering amendment to the Digital Economy Bill, to allow those wrongfully accused of illegal filesharing to sue the rightsholders in court. The previous version of the Bill had drawn instant criticism from some of the world's largest technology companies, including eBay, Google, and Yahoo, who signed an open letter against the filtering proposal. Blogger Glyn Moody summed up opposition to the Bill, stating that in its previous form, it was "utterly one-sided, where the only winners are a music recording industry too lazy to change, and the losers are everyone else."
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UK Internet Filtering Bill Watered Down

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  • by FuckingNickName (1362625) on Tuesday March 16, 2010 @05:24AM (#31493248) Journal

    including neutral.

    In the UK, our electrons need to go round in a circle of life rather than rising up to Heaven once they've completed their task (yes, yes, I know, conventional current, flow the other way, etc.). This is one of the negatives (ba dum tss) of living in a mostly atheist state.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 16, 2010 @06:16AM (#31493436)

    I know a photographer that puts CF cards on to homing pigeons. They can carry two at once, around 32GB of data with today's tech. They can take a couple hours to a day or so. She has only ever lost one CF card, but she does back everything to a RAID hard drive on the set. It's far quicker than mail or Internet.

  • by x2A (858210) on Tuesday March 16, 2010 @07:11AM (#31493688)

    Fine, but electrons DIDN'T evolve from monkitrons, they've been the way they are since the beginning of time.

    "...in a mostly atheist state"

    If only that were true... we're not very religious, but we're not really very atheist either. We have lots of people who "believe" in god "just in case", and of course, jedi.

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