15 July 2012

UK Government Wants To Give Itself Power To Change Copyright Law Without Full Parliamentary Scrutiny

A common feature of democracies is that new laws are scrutinized and debated by representatives of the people before they are passed -- the hope being that bad proposals can be amended or discarded. Laws giving governments the power to change other laws with only minimal oversight are therefore generally regarded as a Bad Thing. But that's exactly what the UK government plans to introduce, as this article on the Out-Law.com site explains: 

On Techdirt.

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