graeme_p - 6:05 am on Apr 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
"without evidence". How could those "government powers" possibly even know someone has downloaded copyrighted music and films, if they have no evidence?
They will act on accusations. The aim is that if a big media company accuses a website of copyright violation, it will be blocked fast, and will have to then clear itself of the accusation, rather than requiring the accusation to be proved before it is blocked.
Also, as happened with Australian blocking to "prevent child #*$!", it is likely that the powers will be used to block websites the government dislikes for other reasons: the two Australian examples I know are, ironically, a pro-life website and a euthanasia website.