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[BBCNews] Government drops website blocking

Plans to block websites that host copyright infringing material are to be dumped by the government.

Mr Cable also announced a raft of measures intended to update the UK's copyright laws.

The changes are based on the Hargreaves Review which was set up to examine current legislation's fitness for purpose in the digital age.

Updated laws on copyright could have a profound effect on the popular culture that can be created, albeit one that was hard to measure, she added.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14372698