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UK Minister says website blocking proposals “imminent”

More censorship and threats to freedom of speech in the name of copyright. From IPTegrity.com:

Monica Horten
Published on 08 February 2012

 The British government is about to unveil proposals to block the Internet for copyright enforcement purposes. The confirmation came in a Parliamentary debate yesterday  on Intellectual Property, in which pro-copyright MPs had a little ‘chit-chat’ about   the allegedly  ‘anti-copyright’ government, and indicated their desire for the activation of the Digital Economy Act.

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Update: In a comment on my google+ post about this, my friend Remigijus Šimašius (who authored a chapter in the book I edited, Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe), who is the Minister of Justice for Lithuania, wrote:

Lithuanian minister of Justice (me) says that ACTA (even having in mind its vagueness) may hamper internet freedom and strengthens mechanisms of IP protections to the level which is hardly justifiable.

Further update: see Lithuanian Minister of Justice Condemns ACTA and Calls for Re-evaluation of IP

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