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What are they gonna do, arrest the whole population of England?

I'd like to see them fucking try!

 

You and I must fight for our rights, You and I must fight to survive! haha:p

 

I don't think they could arrest a 50th of that to be honest. Only the people with no computers would be safe!

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I don't think they could arrest a 50th of that to be honest. Only the people with no computers would be safe!

 

Selected old people who couldn't be arsed and anyone too short to reach the modem!

 

I know new laws take a long time to go through but this last one sounds fucking stupid. What if you send a photo that you took YOURSELF to a friend?

Does that mean I just broke the law? Bloody stupid.

 

This is what happens when you get people in offices that don't understand the infrastructure of the internet, making up rules and regs for us 'little people' without giving it more than a lunchtime's worth of thought!

 

Maybe it's their way of getting everyone away from the internet. They want it for themselves so they can download more squirrel porn! Fuckers!

 

Can you imagine it though? The net will become a black market substance.

 

Man in trench coat, with gruff voice: "Alright love, wanna bit of bandwidth, I got plenty in the shed!"

Hooking up will have a whole new meaning.

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Who is proposing this law and who are they doing it for, is my question?

 

It doesn't sound that likely in the UK tbh, especially now we have the Lib Dems calling, at least, some of the shots. The Tories however haven't a great history on civil liberties.

 

Just editing to say it looks like it was pushed through before the election. Is this about it?

 

http://http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/apr/08/digital-economy-bill-passes-third-reading

 

It looks like sites will be blocked rather than people being arested. Is that right? :erm:

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Who is proposing this law and who are they doing it for, is my question?

 

It doesn't sound that likely in the UK tbh, especially now we have the Lib Dems calling, at least, some of the shots. The Tories however haven't a great history on civil liberties.

 

CarrieB I'll pm you. It's scary stuff!

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Who is proposing this law and who are they doing it for, is my question?

 

It doesn't sound that likely in the UK tbh, especially now we have the Lib Dems calling, at least, some of the shots. The Tories however haven't a great history on civil liberties.

 

Just editing to say it looks like it was pushed through before the election. Is this about it?

 

http://http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/apr/08/digital-economy-bill-passes-third-reading

 

It looks like sites will be blocked rather than people being arested. Is that right? :erm:

 

Okay thanks, I've just edited. I'm not scared. I'm interested though.

No, that's not it hun.

I don't have a link.

I fucking wish I did, they probably won't let that leak out until it's too late to petition against it.

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I'm surprised this thread hasn't had a massive heart attack that Matt actually posted something :LOL:

& I'd like to say I understood what he meant but unfortunately I'm not that intelligent :happy::LOL:

 

Edit: I get it now :stunned::chuckle: I get stupid at 3:03am & shouldn't read long intelligent forums that Matt Bellamy puts up :facepalm:

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matt. posting on boards?

sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we now need chris and dom to do the same and then let them keep doing it like us, not 1 off posts!

does morgan have an account?

 

They really don't post on here at all (unless they use different accounts? heheh). Matt's post was a lucky one ;)

 

I'm surprised this thread hasn't had a massive heart attack that Matt actually posted something :LOL:

& I'd like to say I understood what he meant but unfortunately I'm not that intelligent :happy::LOL:

 

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hey my name is Harry and i live in a small town called Frimley and I'm currently in a band making simmilar style music to matt and the guys (thumbs up to Chris amazing bassist and you don't get the credit) we are creating our own music kinda like muse's music so keep an eye out for stuff on youtube and my new channel will be updated and ill give you guys a name see what you think and I'm open to advice witch is kinda why I wrote this

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I'm just referring to the first entry (yeah, Matt's post :D).

I don't think, that the ISP will pay the costs for such an "artist tax" , the one who pays will be the user.

 

1. Prices for internet acesses will become much more expensive

2. How to define WHO has to pay the tax? Everyone, or just the private users? Big companies use VERY much bandwith (probably the most) but are possibly not downloading creative content all the time. :LOL:

and that leads to

3. Not every user can be forced to pay his connection according to bandwith. Because not every user downloads creative contents in masses over his connection. Many users have to up- and download huge amounts for their job, more and more people work just on the internet!

So it you'd have to log what one does with his bandwith. And that's probably the end of more or less anonymus surfing and downloading....

 

This idea is nothin' new and discussed since years. In Germany this will luckily not come through! To that I prefer ad-supported, free downloading sites (or clients), which (from which I've heard) are already tested in China, because record industry earns nearly nothin there cause everybody downloads illegal. The money from the ads goes of course DIRECTLY to the artist(s).

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