Mandelson wants file-sharers' Internet cut off
The government is proposing an amendment to the Digital Britain report that will force ISPs to cut off users accused of copyright infringement -- and Peter Mandelson is behind it
Unelected, twice-resigned, Teflon mandarin Peter Mandelson has waded into the debate surrounding Internet piracy. He is said to have ordered a draconian amendment to the Digital Britain report's, with the option of completely cutting off users from the Internet tabled for the first time.
The proposals, published at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills Web site, would obligate ISPs to "take action against individual, repeat infringers -- for example by blocking access to download sites, reducing broadband speeds, or by temporarily suspending the individual's Internet account".
Less stringent proposals to deal with copyright infringement were made in the the
The BBC is reporting that Business Secretary Lord Mandelson is personally involved in speeding things up. We're sure this is nothing at all to do with starstruck Mandy's with David Geffen.
We just hope that what happened in France happens here:. So our only hope is senior British government types grasping technology? We're all doomed.