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U.K. to repeal 'SOPA-like' site-blocking

The U.K. government has said it is to abandon legislative plans to block copyright-infringing Web sites -- proposals reminiscent of the draft Stop Online Piracy Act ("SOPA") bill put before the U.S. House of Representatives late last year.

Does that mean an end to site blocking? Of course not. The courts just don't need the extra helping hand to make it happen any more.

Earlier this week, the U.K. Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), said the government will seek to remove two crucial sections of the Digital Economy Act that would have … Read more