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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

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11:00p
Counter Terrorism Bill
There's been some kerfuffle over on boing boing about this bill - specifically, the bit that makes it an offense - punishable by up to ten years' imprisonment - to publish or communicate information "which is of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism". (Scroll down to section 75.)

So, given that local governments have employed anti-terror measures to enforce school catchment areas track litter louts,  what are the chances that this would be abused to silence criticism of the police?

I went googling for the Bill, and found the link above. What confuses me is that this is described as being before the Lords right now, and indeed, that's where the particular link indicates it is.

Yet going here seems to indicate that it received Royal Assent towards the end of last month.

Huh?


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