Music downloading as a terrorist offence?

'Illegaly downloading music to your gleaming new Christmas iPod could soon be dealt with using the full force of anti-terror laws if the entertainment industry gets its way.

Big firms including Sony and EMI want to use new powers designed to track terrorists on the internet to crack down on music and film pirates - including the parents of children who download music - who are estimated to cost the industry £650m a year. Internet companies will have to log all the pages visited by surfers for at least a year so the security services can track terrorists using the web for fund-raising, training or swapping information.

But the move has been greeted with alarm by human rights campaigners who say that the step is an example of the "mission creep" of draconian new anti-terror powers.'

For the full text of this worrying article see Scotland on Sunday

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Ah yes Sony, the firm that has just admitted to producing CDs with free, gratis and for nothing virus included as standard...!

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