Tag Archives: Open Rights Group

BT ordered to block Newzbin in 2 weeks

internet UPDATE: Enjoy the digital lifestyle with BT telephones from BT: BT 6500 DECT Cordless Phone. The music and film industry have moved a step on in their battle with file-sharing hub.. more
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Debate to repeal section of Digital Economy Act today

internet A debate taking place later today will look at repealing parts of the Digital Economy Act (DEA), especially those regarding website blocking. MP Julian Huppert has already tabled amendments to the.. more
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Facebook accused of political purge

Facebook has become involved in something of a storm over the deletion of certain political groups’ profile pages. The UCL Occupation, a group of students protesting against government cuts, stated on.. more
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Government considers pornography ban for ISPs

The government’s latest thinking on Internet regulation involves getting ISPs to block pornography websites by default. Ed Vaizey has been talking to the Sunday Times, and he told the paper the move would be to protect children from adult content on the net. Any surfer.. more
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Home Office changes mind on data interception consultation

The Home Office has now decided it will meet with civil rights groups over planned changes to data privacy laws. These changes have been prompted by the EC, after investigation into the whole Phorm affair, in which BT customers had their web browsing tracked without.. more
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BBC vows action if ISPs throttle iPlayer

The BBC won’t sit back and let Internet service providers push it around, and will take at least some action against potential throttling of its iPlayer and other services. Erik Huggers, the Beeb’s Director of Future Media and Technology, has been talking at a Financial.. more
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Ed Vaizey turns his back on net neutrality

Net neutrality, who needs it? That’s the view of government Minister Ed Vaizey, who is fine with the idea of a two-tier Internet. Net neutrality is simply the principle of fair and equal treatment for all Internet traffic, and is against the idea that providers.. more
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Government suggests ISP mediation over web content

Government Minister for Culture and Communications Ed Vaizey has suggested that Internet Service Providers should be given powers to mediate content on the net. Well, not so much given powers, as to have them forced upon them, as the responsibility and time taken to effectively.. more
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Ofcom file-sharing code not up to scratch says ORG

The Open Rights Group (ORG) has been busy poring over Ofcom’s draft code which is aimed at reducing the amount of illegal file-sharing going on in the country. And the group’s conclusion is that it will be asking Ofcom to go back to the drawing.. more
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Digital bill may still go through

The government’s controversial digital economy Bill has gone through its second reading in parliament and despite well over twenty thousand people, or voters as they are now known, writing to express their opposition to the Bill, it has been passed. So what happens next? This.. more
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