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sexta-feira, 5 de março de 2010

YouTube 'under threat' from Digital Economy Bill changes

Proposed amendments to the Digital Economy Bill could see sites such as YouTube forced offline, say campaigners

By Claudine Beaumont, Technology Editor
Published: 12:05PM GMT 04 Mar 2010
The future of sites such as YouTube is under threat if proposed changes to the Digital Economy Bill are passed

The change, proposed by the Liberal Democrats, will give the High Court the power to issue an injunction against a website accused of hosting "substantial" amounts of copyright-infringing material. It means that websites such as YouTube – which has, in the past, been criticised by record labels and media companies for hosting unsanctioned video clips of their artists or TV shows – could be shut down.

internet freedom campaigners have reacted with dismay to the proposed changes to the Digital Economy Bill, which the House of Lords passed by 165 votes to 140. Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group, said many websites could be forced offline simply by the prospect of expensive legal action.

"This would open the door to a massive imbalance of power in favour of large copyright holding companies," he warned. "Individuals and small businesses would be open to massive 'copyright attacks' that could shut them down, just by the threat of action."

The internet Service Providers Association, which represents ISPs, said it was "outraged" by the plans. "This amendment is misjudged and disproportionate, and this Bill is a wholly inappropriate place to introduce this debate," said Nicholas Lansman, secretary-general of the ISPA. "We have been a long term advocate against any form of network-level blocking, as it is ineffective when applied to content that people are actively searching for.

"Our members are extremely concerned that the full implications of the amendment have not been understood. We would therefore urge the Lords to urgently reconsider their position."

Lord Clement-Jones, the Liberal Democrat peer who tabled the amendment, said the changes would address concerns over the "three strikes" rule that would see those accused of illegal file sharing having their internet connections cut off or suspended, offering a "more proportionate, specific and appropriate" way to tackle copyright infringement.

Cafés, pubs and airports that offer Wi-Fi access are also concerned about the impact of the Bill. They have been told that they will not be exempt from its proposals, effectively meaning that Wi-Fi hot spots could be closed down, and businesses prosecuted, if it is found that customers have used those networks to download or share illegal or copyrighted material.

"I believe this is going to send a powerful message to our creative industries that we value what they do, that we want to protect what they do, that we do not believe in censoring the internet, but we are responding to genuine concerns," said Lord Clement-Jones.

There was one moment of celebration for internet freedom campaigners. The House of Lords voted to drop Clause 17 from the Bill, a controversial proposal that would have given the government sweeping powers to change copyright law without first having to consult Parliament.

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