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Comment: Ofcom Draft Initial Obligations Code (Score 1) 234

by mattxb (#32391432) Attached to: Ofcom Unveils Anti-Piracy Policy For UK ISPs

The BBC article seems to be actually reporting on this Ofcom "Draft Initial Obligation Code"


Full document:

The document says "We welcome responses to this consultation by 30th July 2010."

Also, the OP says "Music and film companies will then be allowed access to the list, and be able to decide whether or not to take legal action."

The full consultation document clarifies this somewhat saying:

ISPs will have to keep a record of the CIRs [Copyright infringment reports] linked to each subscriber along with a record of which Copyright Owner sent the report. A Copyright Owner can request an ISP to provide them with relevant parts of those records on request, but in an anonymised form to comply with data protection legislation. This is called a Copyright Infringement List.

Comment: Re:Is it just me... (Score 1) 109

by mattxb (#23795439) Attached to: UK's House of Lords Speaks To Voters Via YouTube, Blogs
But in this context Lord *means* "politician" (in as much as sitting members of the House of Lords can ever be called politicians). Why should they not call themselves Lords? Is it egotistic for a senator to call themselves a senator? After all, 'senator' is also synonymous with power and authority.

Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"