Who Decides What You See Online?

Source: Index on Censorship

Ed Vaizey, the UK Minister currently looking at the coalition government’s internet policy, last week confirmed that he is discussing a voluntary website blocking scheme with internet service providers and representatives from the creative industries. According to the Telegraph, a “Working Group” convened yesterday to look at the idea of a “central blacklist” of sites accused of copyright infringement.

The Digital Economy Act, currently undergoing Judicial Review, contained provisions for website blocking in the currently dormant sections 17 and 18. We only have Ed Vaizey’s letter and media reports to go on when considering the new plans. But it appears that in proposing a self-regulatory scheme, the government is taking that bad policy and making it worse…

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