Suspected Of Spamming? No More Internet For You!
from the outcasts dept
Last year, following a series of stories where various computer criminals were banned from the internet, we wondered if that’s a viable punishment these days. After all, so much of what we do is connected to the internet. On the face of it, it makes sense to say that someone who abused the system should no longer be allowed to use it, but how does that work when so much of what we do these days is internet-based? Would being banned from the internet include VoIP phones or IPTV? These days, you can use those types of things and not even realize it. So, it’s interesting to find out that the UK is now proposing a more formal program for courts to ban various computer criminals from the internet. However, it seems to go even further, allowing the courts to even ban those who haven’t been convicted, but are suspected of such crimes. It seems like a pretty extreme solution — especially for people who haven’t actually been convicted of a crime.