Freedom Can’t be Free

Why is it that some in government see the worst in everything?

“Open Wi-Fi ‘outlawed’ in Digital Economy Bill

“The government will not exempt universities, libraries and small businesses providing open Wi-Fi services from its Digital Economy Bill copyright crackdown, according to official advice released earlier this week.

“This would leave many organisations open to the same penalties for copyright infringement as individual subscribers, potentially including disconnection from the internet, leading legal experts to say it will become impossible for small businesses and the like to offer Wi-Fi access.”

Open wi-fi access points are great for students and those who can’t afford their own broadband internet connections. This law would make life harder on many people without eliminating the problem it is meant to solve. Laws which restrict freedom in the name of security can be good but this is not one of those laws…

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