This afternoon saw the second reading debate of the highly-controversial Digital Economy Bill in the House of Commons. This was the first opportunity for our current elected officials to have their say and yet took place within hours of the government announcing the general election.The wash-up process, which gives extremely limited time for scrutiny and debate, is supposed to be used solely for non-contentious legislation. The Digital Economy Bill, with over 20,000 letters sent to MPs, over 35,000 signatures to a petition against it, ISP campaigns against it, business coalitions opposing...
National Press Releases
Tuesday, 6 April, 2010 - 23:00Contact Name:Press Office
Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 14:30
The government has released details of their alternative to the controversial Clause 18 of the Digital Economy Bill, which allows injunctions to be brought against websites that infringe copyright or even merely link to other websites that do.
The new clause maintains the "web blocking" provisions, but significantly lowers the bar for injunctions, now only requiring that it is "likely" that infringing content can be obtained from an online location, made available from an online location or can be used to access one of those locations.
There is also a new possibility for...Contact Name:Press Office
Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 - 19:15
The Pirate Party UK is pleased to announce its line-up of parliamentary candidates for this year's General Election. The party intends to put forward a total of ten candidates across England and Scotland. Andrew Robinson, the party leader, said, "We have a strong team, who want to stand up for your rights, for your freedoms, for your interests, but we desperately need to raise funds. This is the only chance we will have in the next few years to get our voices heard. Help us get these candidates on to the ballot papers."
The ratified PPCs are:
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- Andrew Robinson - Worcester...
Monday, 22 March, 2010 - 21:00Contact Name:Press Office
Wednesday, 17 March, 2010 - 18:45
The Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) today released a study on the supposed effects piracy has and will have on the EU's Creative Industries. The Pirate Party has criticised the report for containing dubious facts, inconsistencies and sloppy methodology.
The report vastly overestimated the size of the creative industries in Europe by including manufacturers of TVs, photocopiers, paper, transport and even the postal system, all of...Contact Name:Press Office
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