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Digital Economy Bill - campaigns & Updates


Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
6 Apr 2010 1:40PM
The official explanatory notes for the Bill are here .

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

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Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
6 Apr 2010 1:42PM

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 e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2010 1:53PM
For a quick guide it is worth listening to Nick Doody on this - starts at 09:00
keith selmes
11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2010 2:55PM

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 e2
6 3.9k 18 England
7 Apr 2010 1:13AM
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
11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2010 1:35PM
Quite likely
mad-dogs e2
12 2.2k England
7 Apr 2010 1:49PM
andytvcams e2
12 10.4k United Kingdom
7 Apr 2010 2:46PM

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 e2
8 430 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2010 10:30PM

Quote:Looks like it fell on deaf ears.
...or possibly not
mad-dogs e2
12 2.2k England
8 Apr 2010 8:31AM
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2010 8:33AM

Quote:However it was forced to drop clause 43 of the bill, a proposal on orphan works which had been opposed by photographers
Overread e2
6 3.9k 18 England
10 Apr 2010 1:56PM
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 e2
7 622 3 England
23 Apr 2010 9:15AM
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 e2
8 2.5k United Kingdom
23 Apr 2010 9:51AM
All the more reason to make sure they dont get back in.

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