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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 1:40 PM

The official explanatory notes for the Bill are here.

But there is more user-friendly stuff here and here.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 1:42 PM


Quote: The UK Government wants to introduce a law to allow anyone to use your photographs commercially, or in ways you might not like, without asking you first.

That's tell me enough.

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014170 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 1:53 PM

For a quick guide it is worth listening to Nick Doody on this - starts at 09:00

keith selmes
6 Apr 2010 - 2:55 PM


Quote: The UK Government wants to introduce a law to allow anyone to use your photographs commercially, or in ways you might not like, without asking you first.

And cut off your broadband connection for doing anything in future which they might in future decide you shouldn't be doing. Or which somebody else may have been doing on your IP address that you don't know about.

There is much more too it, those are more like the red top headline shock horror versions, and some new legislation is badly needed, but the way Mandelson is having it shoved through without proper debate, and he seems to be very cosy with some media industry old guard bosses, he is really trying to give himself and chums the power to make up new copyright and internet rules in future, without parliamentary debate.
All on the grounds that we can trust them. We probably can trust them - to operate in their best interests.

Overread
Overread  63806 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2010 - 1:13 AM

Somehow I think we might actually get more luck pushing through the EU to block this than trying to go through our own government pathways. It seems that our government is paying less and less attention to us and not even trying to cover up the fact.

keith selmes
7 Apr 2010 - 1:35 PM

Quite likely

mad-dogs
mad-dogs  122201 forum posts England
7 Apr 2010 - 1:49 PM

Controversial Digital Economy Bill set to become law in 'wash up'

andytvcams
andytvcams  1210396 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Apr 2010 - 2:46 PM


Quote: The Bill has been the subject of widespread protest online, with over 20,000 people having emailed their MPs in protest through the 38degrees website, and over 35,000 signing a petition against the plans to disconnect accused file-sharers.

Looks like it fell on deaf ears.

RichardN00
7 Apr 2010 - 10:30 PM


Quote: Looks like it fell on deaf ears.

...or possibly not

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014170 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2010 - 8:33 AM


Quote: However it was forced to drop clause 43 of the bill, a proposal on orphan works which had been opposed by photographers

Overread
Overread  63806 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2010 - 1:56 PM

Yay someone (in government) likes us! Grin
now lets hope that it remains out (I'm sure its not just photographers who are worried about this copywrite clause change)

MattGrayson
23 Apr 2010 - 9:15 AM

Have you seen our recent news story that they're planning on putting clause 43 back in if they get in power again?
Clause 43 gone, but not forgotten

samfurlong
23 Apr 2010 - 9:51 AM

All the more reason to make sure they dont get back in.

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