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.
Many bloggers satirise BBC content
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.
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".