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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > UK Liberal Democrats Boycotted Copyright Law

UK Liberal Democrats Boycotted Copyright Law

UK Liberal Democrats Boycotted Copyright Law

Added: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
At least 2 of the Liberal Democrats, Julian Huppert MP and Evan Harris,suggested a motion against the country’s copyright legislation, Digital Economy Act, at their conference, hoping to offer some better alternative.

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Originating from the necessity to stop unauthorized file-sharing, the infamous Digital Economy Act was the UK’s solution for entertainment industry’s ache. The British legislation stipulates that all online accounts connected to file-sharing must be disconnected from the web, its owners pursued and, moreover, all unauthorized sites blocked or shut down.

The Digital Economy Act itself originated from a vicious lobbying operation including a few prominent figures, like Peter Mandelson and David Geffen. The British Parliament followed suit to their requirements and the law – considered as one of the most noticeable policy failures of the past ten years – passed before the general election.

Nevertheless, the Coalition didn’t hurry to express their point of view and agree or not with such measures. In addition, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published a number of reviews and reports on the applicability and fairness of such copyright law. Julian Huppert MP claimed during a discussion with The Telegraph, that the UK’s copyright legislation was rushed through, which determined mistakes that have certainly been made. He pointed out that Peter Mandelson should have spoken to Internet users as well as the entertainment industry and claimed that the Digital Economy Act was just an example of poor, unchecked lobbying.

It has to be mentioned that Julian Huppert has proposed a pro-consumer paper and motion during the Liberal Democrats conference that took place last week. The aim of this motion is to offer the British government a number of better options over file-sharing and copyright violation by adhering to the Cabinet Office’s drive on transparency of the government.

Finally, the motion suggests a review regarding the copyright provisions. Meanwhile, conference can either agree that the Digital Economy Act should be reviewed or maintain the legislation but ensure it’s only used in certain evidence-based circumstances. Still, this could provide both Ed Vaizey and Jeremy Hunt with an escape backdoor.


By:
SaM
September 27th,2011

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Tuesday, September 27th, 2011



Comments (1) (please add your comment »)

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posted by Blocked (2011-09-27 22:31:13)
No avatarDoes it surprise me that this load of old trollop, the digital economy act came from multi-millionaires Peter Mandelson and David Geffen who haven't a clue between their fat arse cheeks!



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