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Minister for Digital Britain thinks an IP address is an “Intellectual Property address” – Boing Boing

9 April, 2010 (11:59) | Tech | By: Brian

Because I’m a bit of a geek and technology fan, I have slightly more than a passing interest in technology-related news and lawmaking. Particularly in the areas of intellectual property rights, security, privacy and net neutrality. A few days ago the United Kingdom passed a dangerously-draconian and ludicrous digital rights bill that makes our lawmakers almost appear competent and knowledgeable by comparison.

Minister for Digital Britain thinks an IP address is an “Intellectual Property address” – Boing Boing.

The problem is not just that the current copyright laws are apocryphal and out of touch with reality, but so are the people attempting to update the laws.

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