Britain will fight off control of video clips provided on the Internet

Stop Fundamentalism, Nov 14 – Guardian reported Tuesday that the British government is set to fight off proposed European rules that would make it responsible for overseeing taste and decency in video clips on sites such as YouTube and MySpace.

As it is described in the New European media directive, governments are responsible for controlling internet content.

A British media watchdog, Ofcom, argues that the plan is not realistic and that the users should be left to decide themselves what is right or wrong.

As a result of the vote, Ofcom will regulate TV-style video downloads from major broadcasters, but not video clips on social networking websites.