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Twenty Quid to prove your innocence!!



Guilty until proven innocent: Families will have to pay £20 to show they DIDN'T illegally download music under new law

Regime designed to stamp out internet piracy will treat individuals as ‘guilty until proven innocent’
People wrongly accused of making illegal downloads will have to pay £20 fee to appeal and prove their innocence
Move has angered consumer groups


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... theft.html


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The Conservative Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey, the moron behind this proposal

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To be fair the Digital Economy Act was passed in the dying days of the last government. It's a totally ridiculous law though.

One of the many stupid things about the act is 25% of the cost of administering it is being paid for by the ISPs (i.e. us).

Of course as with all these internet laws it is easily circumvented.



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LibLabCon is one entity AFAIC

And this is yet another way of alienating people against corporate and Elite greed.

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just reading some DM comments and a few have recommended the Tor browser. https://www.torproject.org/

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As far as I know Tor is just for anonymous browsing and bypassing the censorship of websites. Wouldn't be any good for avoiding been done for file sharing. For that you'd need to sign up to one of the VPN/proxy services.



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Ahhh OK. haven't looked into it yet

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I think this law will go a bit like this.........

Everyone carries on as normal, if they receive the first letter they ignore it, if they receive a second letter they take measures to protect themselves, hardly anyone receives the third letter.

End result piracy doesn't go down, everyone has to pay more for broadband as the isp's are having to pay towards the administration of the system and so it just ends up being an expensive waste of time.



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Pretty much.

Didn't the Corporate Greed Fucks send out Scam letters at random once before demanding compensation for fabricated claims of downloading?

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smeggypants wrote:Pretty much.

Didn't the Corporate Greed Fucks send out Scam letters at random once before demanding compensation for fabricated claims of downloading?


Yes, it was ACS law that tried it. The solicitor in charge got booted out of the profession for 2 years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16616803



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Should have got booted out for life!!!!

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Resonance wrote:Yes, it was ACS law that tried it. The solicitor in charge got booted out of the profession for 2 years.


Ahem

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13358896

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Fined £1,000 - sigh.

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