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Last Updated: Friday, 1 April, 2005, 00:05 GMT
BBC clampdown on satirical blogs
Lock on briefcase, Corbis
Many bloggers satirise BBC content
The BBC this morning has begun a legal clampdown on bloggers who infringe it's copyright by copying images and text from it's BBC News website.

The bid to enforce legal compliance began in the early hours of Friday morning with access to a large number of copyright infringing blogger websites being blocked.

Visitors to the sites will be directed to a legal compliance notice which carries a warning and a link to this page. The BBC has collaborated with a number of internet service providers to target offending sites.

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A legal spokesman stated, "Our objective is to stop rogue bloggers from misusing our content for cheap laughs. We will be seeking maximum penalties from these individuals. They will be offered an opportunity to remove the offending content before we commence the second phase of the operation. This is likely to involve painful insertion of cream buns into bodily orifices. Many bloggers have been taken in by spoof websites and this is something we cannot condone".

 

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