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Music, ISP’s & the Surveillance Society

Brokered by the Government six of the biggest ISP providers have agreed to monitor music uploading and downloading. Anyone caught sharing music on-line will be written to and maybe have their connection slowed or even terminated.

I’m not going into whether file sharing should be legal or not, what concerns me is that this is yet another example of loss of privacy and additional surveillance. Already mobile ‘phone conversations and emails are kept for two years and the police are able to ask for them on demand. Plans are afoot for the police to have copies automatically sent to their central computer so that they don’t even have to give a reason for wanting them. Total control of our citizenry marches ever closer. We must fight back before its too late, but how?

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