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    Government drops website blocking

    This is a discussion on Government drops website blocking within the P2P / File sharing forums, part of the General chat category; Today there have been two important announcements for those who copy music. The first is essentially admitting what everyone already ...

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      Government drops website blocking

      Today there have been two important announcements for those who copy music.

      The first is essentially admitting what everyone already does, but removing the law that actually prevents it. The Second is that the Government are not going to block websites that host illegal copies of material (i.e. P2P or Torrents).

      BBC News - UK copyright law to 'be brought in line with reality'

      BBC News - Government drops website blocking
      One of the most significant recommendations that the government plans to implement is the legalisation of "format shifting" - where users rip content from CDs or DVDs for their own personal use.

      "We are talking about big changes," said Mr Cable.

      "Bringing the laws more up-to-date to have a proper balance which allows consumers and businesses to operate more freely, but at the same time protect genuinely creative artists and penalise pirates."

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      Re: Government drops website blocking

      The website blocking's only been dropped as they've realised they don't need the DEA for that, given that the recent MPA vs. BT court decision re. blocking Newzbin2 just relied on the old Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.


      Great news regarding legalising ripping your own CDs/DVDs, though.

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      Re: Government drops website blocking

      That's more like it. Internet the way it was meant to be..

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      Re: Government drops website blocking

      heh i download music myself but i never share it i keep for own personnel use

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      Re: Government drops website blocking

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      heh i download music myself but i never share it i keep for own personnel use
      aaahhh.... we have a leecher then.

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      Re: Government drops website blocking

      a what leecher whats leecher

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      Re: Government drops website blocking

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      a what leecher whats leecher
      BitTorrent vocabulary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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      Re: Government drops website blocking

      Some common sence for a change from government.

      But as for the court case maybe now BT can make a charge for expences for monitoring/blocking web sites.

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      Smile Re: Government drops website blocking

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      aaahhh.... we have a leecher then.
      hey..i download music for myself and DONT share.....I,m NOT a leecher - WHY ?
      cause i dont use crappy torrent for my downloads.
      To many virus's, more risk involved, and you need to spend time uploading..bugger that.
      Even with private torrents sites, still the risks are there....

      Sorry scubbie baby, horse's for course's n all that

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      Re: Government drops website blocking

      Everyone has a choice when it comes to downloading music, etc.

      If you wish to pay to download tracks, then this is your choice.

      In order for torrents to work, it requires people to cooperate and sharing what they've downloaded is the way this cooperation works.

      As for viruses: I agree that there are many around. I scan all that I download. Private torrent sites don't suffer as much though as the culprits soon get blocked and prevented from rejoining.

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