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 …
Looking a bit better today
Yep, I think that's a great improvement. Thank goodness some degree of common sense has prevailed.
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.
The police have already tried to silence critical websites, if they got these powers it is guaranteed they would abuse them.
"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"
"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...