UK "Digital Economy Bill" May Allow for Website Shutdowns

UK "Digital Economy Bill" May Allow for Website Shutdowns

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The House of Commons passed a controversial piece of legislation called the "Digital Economy Bill." The loudly-criticized law nontheless passed 187-47, according to the Guardian newspaper. The bill purports to provide comprehensive regulation of digital services, in order to clear the way to promoting Britian as a digital econmic power....
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"The House of Commons passed a controversial piece of legislation called the "Digital Economy Bill." The loudly-criticized law nontheless passed 187-47, according to the Guardian newspaper. The bill purports to provide comprehensive regulation of digital services, in order to clear the way to promoting Britian as a digital econmic power. Criticism focused first on a clause that would have given broad government discretion to the closing of sites. That clause was removed, but the amendment to another was still significantly worrying to some."

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