NO to 10 Years Imprisonment For Copyright Infringement

The UK Government (via it’s misnamed “Intellectual Property Office”) just held a consultation on copyright infringement. In comparison to previous ones, this one was simple, and had only one question. Should the maximum custodial sentence available for online and offline copyright infringement of equal seriousness be harmonised at 10 years? Please justify your answer and […]
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FOIA Response From ICO Office

Finally, there’s a response from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) over the Freedom of Information complaint I made back in January. Will this mean that we find out why censorship of public consultations happened, or will the civil service close ranks and protect their own? Finally, there’s a response from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) […]
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IPO Rejects Censorship Transparency Request

Colour me UNsurprised. The final decision of the Freedom of Information Request filed after the long, ongoing saga of censorship finally responded. The response of the internal review was to, surprise surprise, keep the sordid details to themselves, and in doing so, they’ve produced what might be one of the most inadvertently funny lines I’ve ever seen […]
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IPO and Censorship, a Recap/Update

For those that don’t know, I’ve had a running issue with the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) over their use of censorship in consultations. I thought I’d give a quick recap, and an overview of the issues. For those that don’t know, I’ve had a running issue with the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) over […]
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IPO Office – Only Censoring the Small Guys

I finally got a response back from the IPO regarding the redactions they made in their consultations. You can see them in the PDF below. There were some quite interesting revelations in there, that show a serious problem in the redactions made and applied in this whole case. I finally got a response back from […]
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