From CNet News :
The U.K.’s House of Commons overwhelmingly voted in favor of creating a law that would enable copyright owners to seek the suspension of Internet service of those accused multiple times of illegal file sharing.
The House of Commons voted 189 to 47 to pass the Digital Economy Bill, which also seeks to give the country’s government the authority to block access to Web sites suspected of engaging in pirated material, according to British publication, the Telegraph.
The bill still needs to go back to the House of Lords, which is nothing more than a formality since that’s where it originated. What this means is that some of the major European governments seem to be lining up behind copyright owners. France passed a similar law in October. Copyright owners applauded the results of the vote.
“The UK legislation recognizes that digital theft is a job killer,” said Rick Cotton, NBC Universal’s general counsel. “(The bill) creates a carefully calibrated framework for ISPs to act to reduce illegal activity, protect workers, and help build the economy.”
[Read more at CNet News]
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