Anger at UK file-sharing policy
Professor | August 29, 2009 at 07:39 amby
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The government is proposing a tougher stance which would include cutting off repeat offenders from the net to which Internet service providers (ISPs) have reacted with anger on how to tackle internet piracy.
The word “entrapment” comes to mind as to ordinary people. If a shop on the High Street be distributing illegal products the Gov would most probably target the “symptom” and not the “source” since symptoms provide continuity as to Gov revenue!. Note also the word “downloading” in the opening text – meaning “one-way”.
The Government are already aware of Identity theft, of privacy issues and other forms of unauthorized “up-lifting” from tax payer PC’s through their “front-doors” and to which they must pay dearly for individual Software packages and updates in overcoming such access/threats –all of this against a backdrop of a Government that demonstrates failure (no standards) by loosing taxpayers data while also scanning tax-payer internet traffic at their expense!. The observance of problems while gaining revenue through their symptoms seems to underline the upsidedownness of Gov logic which although being profitable through exclusion orders and their fines also has another advantage – that of criminalizing the remainder of the Nation such that voids be filled in National Databases as to finger prints, DNA and facial images!. Some Students were punished recently through having “available” a GUI button to “break the Law” in illegal downloading while the Law escapes Justice in allowing such entrapment. The big question is – Should Mr Mandelson be protecting his paymasters or punishing them through his incapabilities of putting wrongs right ?.