Mandelson Gets To Choose How Long Your 'Temporary' Suspension Would Be

from the forever-minus-a-day? dept

Remember how the UK was just playing a word game by claiming that it wouldn't disconnect users from the internet via Peter Mandelson's Digital Economy Bill? That was quickly debunked, as people realized that the gov't was simply changing how it described the disconnection, calling it a "temporary account suspension" instead. Of course, that's still a disconnect. Another unresolved question, however, was how long is temporary? Turns out the answer is however long Peter Mandelson thinks is appropriate.

Filed Under: digital economy bill, disconnection, peter mandelson, temporary account suspension, three strikes


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    Freedom, 25 Feb 2010 @ 8:35am

    Fear... (from on your knees department)

    Government is supposed to be our servant.

    If we fear the Government instead of the Government fearing us, than one has to ask who is the servant?

    What have you done today to promote your views?

    The Pro Copyright Camp is slowly winning battles. They realize that there is a tipping point and that you can be controlled if they can just win over enough ISPs to play ball (willingly or via legal means).

    Freedom

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