It looks like the UK government is pulling the same trick as they did last time they wanted to get changes in the law that will affect filesharers http://www.zeropaid.com/news/10052/UK+Govt+Asks+for+Input+on+Proposed+Copyright+Agency
Intellectual Property Office says public has until March 30th to comment on the creation of a Digital Rights Agency as recommended by Lord Carter's Digital Britain Report.
The UK govt is asking for public input on the role a ‘digital rights agency’ should play in protecting and promoting the legal use of copyright content online, and how industry, consumer groups and government can work together to create an environment where investment in creativity is rewarded.
The agency - a key element of Lord Carter's Digital Britain report - would encourage people to use legal sources of copyrighted material.
Creators, commercial rights-holders and consumer groups are all asked to respond to a discussion paper exploring the potential benefits of a new agency and the impact it would have in combating unlawful online file-sharing and piracy.
We all know the UK government with the urging of Lord Mandellson are pushing to cosy up to the media companies and by allocating such a short time window for public consultation they are trying the oldest trick in the bureaucratic book to push through their true agenda of a gradual step to granting monopoly powers over many of your internet activities to the media companies who it seems answer to no one or obey relevant laws themselves, are we really at a stage when revenue in a politicians back pocket is the prime method of securing their allegiance ?