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An aside on the Digital Economy Bill - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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An aside on the Digital Economy Bill
Just so you know, it doesn't introduce the idea of "guilty until proven innocent" into British law. Knife crime law contains a very similar concept. If you're found with a knife, the burden of proof is on you to demonstrate you have a legitimate purpose in carrying it. There are probably other examples of reverse burden of proof, but that's the one I know of.
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_nicolai_ From: _nicolai_ Date: March 23rd, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
The most relevant other example for this would be the libel law of England and Wales, another disaster zone for justice for individuals.
undyingking From: undyingking Date: March 24th, 2010 09:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I believe it also applies to things like selling alcohol to (and having sex with) underage people.
the_magician From: the_magician Date: March 24th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Going equipped" would sound like another one.

Carrying a gun (you have to prove you were on your way from home to the gun club, gunsmith or competition)

I'm a magician, and I occasionally carry lockpicks ... I'd imagine the burden of proof would be on me to show that I had a legitimate reason to carry them.

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