Web blocking measures look set to be announced in the UK as it was revealed that Ofcom, the internet regulator, is seeking to enact controlling measures.
These measures are considered as the UK equivalent of SOPA.
An act to enable such measures has already been passed. In 2010, in between government administrations the Digital Economy Act was passed. The act has come under criticism as less than one-tenth of MPs were present, and the decision took less than two hours. It has also been alleged that the UK government had “no evidence” for the Digital Economy Act, leading many to question why the law was brought out in the first place.
Mark Prisk MP, minister for business, has said that an announcement is "imminent", and that the proposals would be "welcome", welcomed by who it is unclear.
Internet analyst, Dr. Monica Horten has said: