> i think that it depends on how it is interpreted
> i suppose we will have to wait and see what happens
The problem with laws such as this one is that they are open to abuse,
and to mis-interpretation.
The judiciary are not obliged to become fully conversant with the
technologies that are covered by this blanket law. Should such a
situation continue, and without more detailed concise legal wording of
the law, the Judges whole perception of the law and its ramifications
will be moulded by solicitors with an agenda in the first case that
comes to his/her court.
> > (d) has in his or her possession, custody or control an article specifically
> > designed or adapted for making copies of that work , knowing or having
> > reason to believe that it has been or is to be used to make infringing copies.
So, effectively I can be convicted of an offence should I become aware
for example, that my brother used my VCR to make a copy of Barney II:
The Revenge from the television, OR if the court decides that I was
aware of such activity.
As one of the few groups who have the knowledge and capacity to
understand the full ramifications of this law, we (or our individual
members, as this is not the official business of the ILUG) are very well
equipped to object to it.
I wonder why in this country people are so inclined to let bills
detrimental to them pass into law and remain there without even a
flicker of defiance.
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