it would appear that 9/11 & 7/7 give yet another excuse for holding onto these stupid laws against having public access to ATC Voice & radar content in the UK - as I have said before it is strange that most of the USA have full & free access because of the 5th amendement, even this side of 9/11, which makes the paranoia of the UK government totally illogical - this is just one of a long line of excuses that they have used going back to not just the 1940's and the threat from Nazi Germany, but they used the Cold War with Russia as an excuse also, making up some rubbish about the Official Secrets Act & the UK's "special relationship" with America...as if the Americans would ask the UK to keep this stupid law..!!! re some people asking us to lobby MP's, this would never happen under Tony Blair's Nanny State, in a totally arrogant fashion, they can even track down & arrest people for having the courage (they would say "gall" "cheek" or "temerity") for daring to express thier views against them, even over the Internet even if the IP Adress was not in the UK but I dont care...MP's not only are not interested in this but they will go after anyone who dares to question their athority, but will also do anything about real issues while crucifying us, while refusing to explain why they have this silly law
It was not 9/11 nor 7/7 that caused this. Google for "Wireless TelegraphyAct of 1949
. Yes, 1949. This was something put into effect during/After World War II. It is still on the books and illegal to retransmit Air traffic communications. In fact, here's layman's explanation of it:http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/ra/publication/ra_info/ra169.htm
If you're wanting an explanation, request that from OFCOM or your member of Parliament. The UK did establish the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, granting you the right to know this. But it isn't from anything conspiratorial from terrorism.
Also, the whole thing about asking about UK feeds is definitely now a FAQ. We need a thread explaining this in the FAQ forum.. PLEASE...