February 24, 2009

Guitly until proven innocent?

Innocent until proven guilty - an historic right under British common law right? Not for much longer if new Internet law proposals are advanced. The proposals means that simply being accused of breaching copyright would require an Internet Service Provider to take down web pages. Failure to do so could be punishable. No trial, no jury, no presumption of innocence. The government is going to allow an extension of time to resolve the issue and for ISP interests to finalise a Code of Practice. For further details check out geekzone

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