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Anti-RIP campaign group Stand is claiming a small but significant victory in its fight to block UK Government's attempts to put its so-called Big Brother legislation on the Stature book. The organisation's Web site runs a 'fax your MP' service which has sent more than 1000 faxes to MPs within just one week of launch. According to Stand, the volume of faxed objections demonstrates the online public's mistrust of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill and is a clear message for the Home Office to rethink its strategy. Danny O'Brien, a representative of Stand, said: "This shows that, despite what the Government says, UK net users and businesses are very concerned about the dangers of this new Bill." The RIP Bill seeks to empower the police and security services to in the battle against crime on the Internet. However, its critics are claiming the Bill will introduce sweeping powers which will mean an end to online privacy and could stunt the development of the UK online economy. Accusations of control freakery and snooping have been levelled at the Home Office as a result of the Bill's introduction, with many claiming that while it is of paramount importance to see an end to criminal abuse of the Internet, the RIP Bill has been drafted in such a way that the ordinary public will find online life intolerable, while the e-criminal fraternity will still be at large. ® For more Register coverage of the RIP Bill, see the following items Home Office RIPs into its Big Brother critics What the Hell is... the UK's RIP Bill Big Brother Bill faces Select Committee storm Opposition mounts against UK's Big Brother Bill UK gov't reveals Big Brother bill See Also Want to get involved in the fax war? Visit the Stand Web site

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