It replaces Clause 17, which the Lib Dems opposed, does it not?

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It replaces Clause 17, which the Lib Dems opposed, does it not?

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It’s a much more specific way of replacing Clause 17. We took objection to the fact that the government would change copyright law by order. We kept saying: “Show us a situation where you think you’re going to need this kind of power.” The government, frankly, didn’t come back, but we came to the conclusion with the Conservative front bench that this was a matter of doing something now to prevent some of these overseas websites infringing copyright and getting away with it. It’s a growing problem. Is the overseas nature of these websites the reason you are going after the conduit, not the source? It is sometimes very difficult to distinguish between the two. Of course the ISP is a conduit, but one is asking the ISP to take down a website which people are getting access to via their service provider. Their business model is often based on being able to infringe copyright. That’s the worst example. Frankly, copyright enforcement against someone in the UK is relatively straightforward. Th

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