* Posts by Brev

3 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Jan 2008

Malicious gossip could cost you your job


Not a free country!

In the UK we only have the rights that are granted to us by acts of parliament, which are interpreted by the courts.

Our supposed 'freedom' and 'liberty' could be easily removed by any government that chose to do so and had enough support from MP's.

We don't have the protection of a defined constitution which is set above what parlaiment decides.

So this decision is awful but it is lawful. Guilty unless proven otherwise.

UK ISPs agree to menace their filesharing users


Getting evidence for defamation and libel cases

Someone asked how they'd get information out of the ISP for evidence of the 'crime' they are supposed to have comitted when they get one of these letters

Use the Data Protection Act. 1 month for them to give all the personal info they hold about you i.e the traffic records from your IP address.

It will cost you a nominal sum but a few of these request and the ISP's will be soon backing off as their costs rise.

Showdown over encryption password in child porn case

Paris Hilton

Is bad memory a crime?

It would seem we are now a criminal for not being able to remember a piece of information. Think about how often you need to ask for a password reset. It is unreasonable to expect everyone to be able to remember every encryption key they ever use.

The fact is no government likes anyone to be able to evade it's control because they want to 'govern' in the way they see fit. Threaten that and your so called 'rights' are unlikely to count for much, even in a 'democratic' country.