Secret Censors Could Cripple the Internet

The Open Rights Group has published details of secret plans to censor the internet – plans which, if implemented, would probably see the ORG site booted off the net for copyright infringement.

The plans are being developed by a motley crew of organisations including the Football Association Premier League, the Publishers Association, BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited, the Motion Picture Association and the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television.

Only one group representing consumers has been allowed in – Consumer Focus – and that was only for the most recent meeting. CF has “serious concerns” [PDF]. So do we. As Consumer Focus points out, the plan is to make ISPs block allegedly offending sites within two hours.

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