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."