Die britische Musikindustrie darf den Providern sagen, welche Seiten gesperrt werden sollen und welche nicht. Mit einem System dass ursprünglich dafür gedacht war, Kinderpornografie zu blocken. Déjà-vu, anyone?
The British music industry can tell the ISPs which websites have to be blocked and which not. With a system that has been put into place to block child pornography. Déjà-vu, anyone?
One by one the UK’s ISPs are falling to a creeping censorship of the web led not by some secretive government organisation but by the UK’s music industry in the shape of the British Phonographic Industry, the British record industry’s trade association. There is no democratic check on what’s happening and little recourse left open to the average person.
In a nice piece of investigation, Zack Whittacker at ZDNet has unpacked what’s happening before our eyes.
Not unlike SOPA, the U.K.’s antipiracy legislation, the Digital Economy Act, has a „three-strikes“ system leading to Internet disconnections, but it’s been put on hold for implementation until 2014. So to get around this delay, the music industry is going to the courts.
In April 2011, the High Court in London ruled BT must block access to file-sharing site Newzbin2. BT did not appeal the decision, creating a precedent which means any person…
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