Posts Tagged ‘police’

UK Police accused of Copyright infringement

June 13, 2008 Leave a comment

While the obscene behaviour of the US copyright enforcement agencies hasn’t yet reached the UK, it appears one group who really should know better have been caught. The Lancashire Police force has been accused of copyright infringement by the Performing Rights Society. It appears the bobbies have been playing music in their police stations and to telephone callers on hold, without the necessary licenses.

Perhaps the most shocking part is that Lancashire police are one of eleven county forces that have refused to pay licensing fees to the PRS. Does this mean British police are refusing to obey the law?

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UK one of the worst countries for surveillance

January 1, 2008 Leave a comment

Not a surprise, but Privacy International (UK) now list the UK as one of the five worst countries for electronic surveillance, along with the USA, Russia, China, and Malaysia. It’s nice to know our government loves us so much it wants to watch everything we do. Just a shame it’s not doing us any good. 2007 was a pretty poor year for uk citizens. The police take DNA swabs from anyone involved in an incident whether guilty or not (irrespective of age) to fill their DNA database. We can’t report credit card fraud to the police any more, as they can’t deal with it. 27 Teenagers in London were killed in 2007 in gun and knife crimes. Illegal immigrants have critical security jobs. Doesn’t look like all the surveillance is doing much good, does it?

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