Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
User Journal

Journal MickyTheIdiot's Journal: "Pirate Finder General"

Wow. From BoingBoing: Secretary of State Peter Mandelson is planning to introduce changes to the Digital Economy Bill now under debate in Parliament. These changes will give the Secretary of State (Mandelson -- or his successor in the next government) the power to make "secondary legislation" (legislation that is passed without debate) to amend the provisions of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1988). What that means is that an unelected official would have the power to do anything without Parliamentary oversight or debate, provided it was done in the name of protecting copyright. This is corptocracy.

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

"Pirate Finder General"

Comments Filter:

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. -- John Naisbitt, Megatrends

Working...