Under the Liberal Lords' previous amendments, a legal process would be set up to allow copyright holders to demand that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) block access to sites which illegally share their content.
Criticism of the proposed system was not slow in coming. Some of the world's largest technology companies, including luminaries eBay, Google and Yahoo, signed an open letter against the changes to the Bill, which they said "threaten freedom of speech and the open internet". Computerworld UK blogger Glyn Moody summed up opposition to the Bill, stating that in its current form, it is "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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