BIS = Blithering Idiots on Computers

Yay, I’m kinda famous. Myself, as in Norton P2P Consulting, was the only research organisation that submitted a response to the recent BIS consultation entitled “Online Infringement of Copyright Initial Obligations Cost Sharing” or in other words, “who is to pay for the Charlie-Foxtrot that is the Digital Economy Bill’s 3-strikes system.”They did a nice […]
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OFCOM Consultation Response

The consultation that is both open and closed did close for good 3 days ago, and as promised, I am posting my consultation response. If the applet doesn’t work, you can also download it here. There were many things wrong with the consultation, mostly the assumptions used were completely false. Then again, this consultation was because of […]
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OFCOM Closes Consultation Early

>As some might know, OFCOM’s running a consultation on the aspects of the Digital Economy Act it’s supposed to enforce. Now, in theory, it’s supposed to be open until at least 5pm, but when I went to check the consultation document on another computer (so I could read both at once) I found a 404. […]
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3 Strikes for Corruption?

Lord Mandelson’s Digital Economy Bill has in it the proposal to terminate the internet connections of people repeatedly accused of copyright infringement. It’s claims that because this is such a big loss maker, and so time consuming and costly to enforce, justice should be circumvented and punishment be made to deter the actions from being […]
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BIS Discriminates Against the Disabled

Today, we had the release of the Digital Economy Bill, which is basically a way of taking the Digital world, and forcing it to try and confirm to the ‘Old Economy’. There is one sure sign though, that this is because they don’t understand technology. Are you ready? It’s the pdfs of the consultation responses. […]
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The Times Backs Me Up

Wow, mainstream media, or more specifically The Times, did you happen to read my consultation response to the UK Government? I did point out in it how much of an increase in sales there has been since P2P came about (pages 10 and 11), with a roughly 25% gain in both album and singles sales […]
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