Sunday, February 7, 2010

Digital Economy Bill Bill would be a "violation"

An influential group of MPs and colleagues said that the government tackle illegal file-sharing can be violated rights of Internet users.Select Joint Committee on Human Rights said the Government Bill in the digital economy should be clarified.He said that the technical measures - which fixed reserve pirates - "were not specific enough."Besides, he said he was concerned that the bill could lead to "over-broad powers.""The Internet constantly new challenges for policymakers, but this can not justify the ill-defined or sweeping legislative responses, especially when an opportunity to freedom of expression or the privacy of individual users to reduce," said Andrew Dismore MP and chairman of the Committee.A spokesman for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (a), which oversees the digital economy, Bill, said the government "always been clear that [the] proposals to combat illegal file-sharing should not be incompatible with human rights.

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