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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    V, 25 Feb 2010 @ 5:36am

    Yet another reason to leave, to seek freedom elsewhere... however the options on where to go are narrowing daily.

    Australia, hardly. America, I don't think so. Europe, even worse. New Zealand, nope...

    Just how long before people realise that, even online, there is nowhere left to run, and turn against this impecunious imposition and impediment to our freedom of speech ?

    Perhaps instead we should ask ourselves...when did the politicians become the enemy, and what shall we do about it?

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