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Internet pirates to disable Network

August 25 2009
16:57

12454.jpeg The British government is going to fight the spread of counterfeit video and audio web unprecedented measures. If such steps will be used by Russian officials, local users are not big trouble: in the UK are going to disable the Internet to all who dare to illegally download movies or music. A bill designed cabinet members, was launched today.

Technically, the document authors represent themselves with control over the use of copyright is quite simple: before you start downloading files from the web, the user will be informed about what information it receives is someone's property and belongs to a particular owner. After that he will be asked to interrupt the download and never again engage in such activities - under the threat off the Internet. Repeat offenders who do not heed warnings from regulatory authorities, will make it impossible to go online with a personal computer.

Initiated the development of this bill, which in very general terms only became known in June this year, is the economy minister Peter Mandelson. It is rumored that the reason for his active work in this direction is the personal secret agreement with the Hollywood mogul David Dzheffenom reached in early August. Geffen's interest, which is co-founder of Dreamworks, is quite clear: in this way in a crisis he will be able to prevent the theft of pirated products of their companies and increase profits.

Menedelsona meeting with the American tycoon allegedly took place at the festival, which Geffen hosted in Corfu. Returning from there, a British officer gave his men the order to tighten control over illegal downloading files from the network, and instructed them to prepare proposals to improve the surveillance of users. "Previously developed methods for the prevention of copyright infringement requires the introduction of a prohibitively long time if the situation calls on us to act urgently," - Mandelson told the press.

In June, the head of the British Ministry of Communications and Communications, Lord Carter said that the illegal downloading of files should be fought by means of law: first, to send offenders to prevent e-mail, and then, if the user does not come to its senses, a criminal case and to prosecute. The official suggested that this measure will reduce Internet piracy by 70 percent, but did not rule out the need to take additional steps - technical means to restrict the possibility of downloading, for example, artificially lower the characteristics of the connection.

12455.jpeg But today, as reported by the newspaper Guardian, the British government in collaboration with the company "Digital Britain" offers a more radical measures to combat illegal downloading of movies and music: unscrupulous users, of course, will warn them of impending sanctions, e-mails, but here the speed limit, they regard did not get off. It is to temporarily disable access.

A similar law is already trying to hold the French government, which planned to turn off Internet piracy on the net for a year for every fact of illegal downloading. However, the country's Supreme Court has recognized such a measure as unconstitutional and stopped the controversial bill this in the bud. British internet users if they begin to disconnect from the network for illegal downloading files, can also claim a violation of human rights.

p style = "text-align: justify;"> According to Jim Killock human rights activist who specializes in civil liberties in the online sphere, the suspension of access to the network, even temporarily, to restrict basic human right to freedom of speech. "I think that this political step - a consequence of several private conversations, aimed at protecting certain personal interests," - said the expert.

Do not agree with representatives of the British Phonographic Industry. In particular, the British Phonographic Industry leaders welcomed the radical measures to combat Internet piracy as a useful step forward. CEO Geoff Taylor said: "Digital piracy - this is a serious problem and a real threat to creative industries. The decision should be effective and adequate."

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