MatthewHSE - 6:38 pm on Apr 11, 2008 (gmt 0)
It IS definitely an infringement of civil liberties to impose hugely disproportionate punishments for a minor offence.
How is refusing Internet access a "hugely disproportionate" punishment? Someone who commits an armed robbery isn't allowed to own a gun after he gets out of prison, despite the fact that there are many legitimate uses for guns. Illegally sharing a song online is obviously a much smaller offense than armed robbery, yet it is still against the law, and losing Internet access is a much lesser penalty than losing the right to own a gun.