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Web Blocking Policy made behind closed doors?

Powell, Alison (2011) Web Blocking Policy made behind closed doors? Media Policy Blog (25 Jun 2011). Website.

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Is it appropriate for web-blocking proposals to be agreed behind closed doors? Earlier this week, documents from a closed-door meeting between Minister Ed Vaizey and a rightsholders group that included the Premier League, the Publishers Association, BPI, Motion Picture Association and others were leaked to blogger James Frith. The leaked papers from the meeting imply that the rightsholders would like to bring in a voluntary web-blocking scheme that would act as a ‘self-regulation’ system allowing rightsholders to quickly block websites without thorough legal intervention.

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Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 14:52
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2021 23:17

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