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Carr calls for mandatory safesearch, following conviction of April Jones murderer

Posted by malcolm on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 15:37

John Carr, a government adviser and member of the UK Council on Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), has called on search engines to block all pornographic content by default, in response to the recent...

Politicians rush to capitalise on Woolwich atrocity to revive Comms Data Bill

Posted by malcolm on Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 9:53

Lord Carlisle, an outspoken supporter of Internet surveillance and the Communications Data Bill, took to BBC2’s Newsnight to advocate the revival of that legislation within eight hours of the...

Court orders extension of copyright blocklist

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 18:55

The UK’s largest consumer broadband providers have confirmed that they have added two more websites to their copyright blocklists, in compliance with a court order obtained by the Motion Picture...

French report recommends replacing Hadopi

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 12:15

A report commissioned by the French government has recommended abolishing the Hadopi copyright regime and replacing it with a system of smaller fines and a 1% copyright levy on Internet connected...

WTPF-13 report

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 17:18

The World Telecommunications Policy Forum opened Tuesday in Geneva. After half a day of ceremonial activities it proceeded to consider six “Opinions”, that is,  non-binding statements of policy which...

Queen’s speech promises new legislation on copyright, consumer rights and “IP address matching”

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 17:11

The Queen’s gave her 2013 speech at the opening of Parliament this morning. The Queen’s speech did not contain any explicit mention of the Communications Data Bill, but did make reference to...

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