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Government Should Press Gang ISPs to its Big Brother Agenda, Says Report

3.2.2009 by Stephen McNamara

The eagerly awaited interim publication of the Government report on the future of digital industries in Britain has suggested that ISPs should be forced to take part in Westminster's snooping campaign. According to the authors of 'Digital Britain', the UK Government should introduce legislation forcing internet service providers to gather information on customers engaged in illegal file-sharing. The document also says ISPs should be responsible for handing out warnings to said unlawful file swappers. Protecting rights-holders and punishing infringers is, of course, absolutely justifiable but why unfairly burden the ISPs with the responsibility to police the crackdown? The whole affair…

Is Some Hacking Justified?

6.3.2007 by Mother Superior

A former judge in California has been sentenced to 27 months in jail on Internet child abuse charges. The ground breaking thing about the case is that some of the evidence was provided by a Canadian hacker who planted a…

The Road to Web Transparency

31.1.2007 by Mother Superior

When I visit a website and there are no contact details that place the company in a geographical area or names of company members I am always immediately suspicious of the legitimacy of the business. Transparency is something that has…

Suing the Internet

4.7.2006 by Mother Superior

Have a look at some of the big stories about the Internet so far this week. Here are a few headlines and links: Rank outsider sues Google over zero score Music industry to sue Yahoo China UK lawsuit proceeds against…

How Should the Internet be Run?

3.7.2006 by Mother Superior

With the US reviewing the role of ICANN at the end of July, it seems we all have a very small window of opportunity to have our own say on who should run the Internet and how. Both ICANN and…