Brown & Co swallow copyright thugs’ line

From Times Online

People who illegally download films and music will be cut off from the internet under new legislative proposals to be unveiled next week.

Internet service providers (ISPs) will be legally required to take action against users who access pirated material, The Times has learnt…

If you wanted a case study in the naivete of British politicians, then this is it. One expected nothing more of the Brown government (which still thinks that Microsoft is cutting edge), but the Cameroonians seem to have bought the RIAA line too. At any rate, here’s what the Times report says.

Ed Vaizey, the Shadow Arts Minister, said: “David Cameron called on the internet providers to address this issue last summer. The credibility of the Government’s latest threat is undermined by the fact that ministers have spent so many years dithering on whether to legislate.”