Britains Digital Economy Bill: Bought and Paid For?
George Parker is the perpetrator of adscam.typepad.com. Every week he shares his opinions on the advertising world with PSFK.
The shit is really hitting the fan in Britain with the introduction of the governments new Digital Economy Bill. Just about everyone, except the people running the entertainment industry, is up in arms about the draconian restrictions and penalties that can be leveled against Internet users considered to be doing stuff that will now put you in the same category as serial killers.
All it requires for you and your entire family to be cut off from Internet access For fucking ever! Is to be accused of copyright infringement. Note: I said accused. The accuser i.e. music or film company, can make your life hell without evidence, or taking you to trial. You can also be fined $75,000 if you are accused of file sharing. ISPs are required to spy on their customers in an effort to root out these criminals. Failure to do so can result in fines for the ISP of up $400,000.