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Thought provoking polemic on copyright

Apparently someone in the UK has proposed a sort of "three strikes" law - if your household is accused by a copyright holder of illegal downloading multiple times, then the holder can demand removal of the househ0ld's Internet connection.

Cory Doctorow, the author, wrote a polemic about how this reflects on the big media firms it tries to help.

He notes how copyright owners now use "takedown notices" as an extrajudicial form of censorship. There is no practical defense against such notices: the ISPs are caught in the middle and aren't inclined to take on such a legal challenge. The Internet has become such a part of modern life that its removal is tantamount to imprisonment.

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