Mass Web Filtering Plans Suspended in UK
Mass Web Filtering Plans Suspended in UK - Softpedia
The UK government has suspended its plans to have ISPs filter access to websites that facilitate copyright infringement at the request of copyright owners.
Such a mechanism was specified in the Digital Economy Act of 2010 and caused great controversy among freedom of information activists and the Internet community.
The government's decision not to go ahead with the plan is based on a report from UK communications regulator Ofcom which was asked to review the technical feasibility of web blocking provisions.