The end of freedom online as we know it?

Writing on The Commentator, I highlight the links between a recent court case where BT was ordered to block a file sharing website with the growing calls for wider censorship of the internet.

“As the legal question of protecting intellectual property and enforcing the criminal law becomes burred with the moral questions posed by the likes of Claire Perry, the future of British access – private access – to a free internet becomes ever less certain.

This week, the great and the good of the internet world gathered in London to discuss the impending doom that an explosion in cybercrime entails. Yet perhaps the greatest threat lies from within, and a perfect storm of security, child protection and sexualisation and copyright enforcement we may be sleepwalking into the end of freedom online as we know it.”