Presumed Innocent?

The Digital Economy Bill seems to be the latest step in the UK Government’s apparently ongoing project to restrict and undermine the civil liberties of its citizens.

The bill contains provisions to remove internet access from alleged illegal file sharers even if they have not been convicted of any such offence. This strikes at one of the most fundamental underpinnings of the justice system.

Charles Stross puts the argument against the bill here.

There is also a petition you can sign up to – if you’re a UK citizen (sorry, subject) – on the No. 10 Downing Street web site.

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  1. Martin McCallion

    Citizen is right: take a look at your passport. I think it used to be subject, but that’s now out of date.

  2. jackdeighton

    Passport?
    What passport?

    (Mine ran out five or so years ago.)

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