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We have to warn you that what you're about to see is very disturbing. It's a YouTube clip of a British documentary that recently aired on ITV, a popular station in the U.K. The documentary attempts to further expose Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddhafi's support of the IRA and how he helped arm the soldiers with some serious weaponry. In the embedded clip below, you see a British helicopter being shot down. Go ahead and view it, you're not witnessing any loss of life, or even minor injuries. There's another reason why it's disturbing. In the clip, the narrator explains, "With Gaddhafi's heavy machine... Read more...
Britain's business secretary, Vince Cable, announced today that the government plans to pass legislation allowing citizens to make legal copies of CDs and DVDs they own. The new law will also allow UK citizens to engage in "form shifting;" the term refers to the right to burn legally downloaded materials to physical media. (This last right isn't something US citizens enjoy. Copyright.gov states: "You are not permitted under section 117 to make a backup copy of other material on a computer's hard drive, such as other copyrighted works that have been downloaded (e.g., music, films)." "This brings... Read more...
While US lawmakers hew and haw over providing Internet expansion tax credits to telecommunications outfits willing to bring broadband to the outback, British officials are doing them one better. Believe it or not, every last home in Britain will be "guaranteed access to broadband Internet under plans unveiled by the government on Thursday," which reportedly placed Internet access on par with telephones as "essential services."Culture Secretary Andy Burnham told lawmakers in the House of Commons: "We are developing plans to move towards an historic universal service commitment for broadband and... Read more...