UK passes controversial Digital Economy Bill

The UK government rammed through a controversial bill that includes provisions similar to the much maligned three strikes laws.     Its beyond me why governments insist on urgently passing this kind of thing without thinking it through, and without taking the time to really listen to various viewpoints, or understand where technology, the economy, and culture is headed.

Detail on the controversy can be found on the BBC news, Boing Boing, and Techdirt and another on Techdirt.