back to article Nominet claws back cops' automatic .UK takedown power

UK cops hoping to swiftly shutdown .uk websites accused of being involved in counterfeiting will have a harder time under proposed changes to Nominet policy. Under the changes, which will affect all .uk domain names, Nominet will be able to deny a site suspension request unless police provide a court order or the site is accused …

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Looking a bit better today

Yep, I think that's a great improvement. Thank goodness some degree of common sense has prevailed.

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Good thing

This is a welcome relief considering how other powers are abused. (People with cameras arrested under "terrorism" laws, Iceland's money confiscated under "terrorism" laws) Hopefully Nominet is not going to switch off a domain because somebody posted an unflattering remark about someone on a blog, and I'm sure they won't get a court order for that either.

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The police have already tried to silence critical websites, if they got these powers it is guaranteed they would abuse them.

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Correction

"If the MPAA [for example] wanted to bring down 25,000 domains associated with online piracy, "

That should of course have been "25,000 domains most of which have nothing to do with online piracy but we couldn't be bothered to check"

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"The MPAA wanting to bring down domains associated with piracy falls outside this process."

Of course, makes perfect sense, now that we know who's really pulling the strings...

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