Stop UK Website Blocking Say Open Rights Group

As reported in our News Bits article earlier this week, the UK government is considering introducing a system to have websites which provide or facilitate access to copyright infringing material blocked by ISPs.

The music and movie industries have already created a wishlist of 100 sites they would like blocked, which includes The Pirate Bay and Usenet indexer Newzbin2.

The Open Rights Group say that there is no evidence to show that web blocking would work but plenty to show that such a regime would cause collateral damage.

“You can do your bit by letting your MPs know that this is not acceptable,” they say.

The ORG website blocking briefing can be read here.


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