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Email back from Parliamentary Candidate about the digital bill
05-04-2010, 03:46 PM,
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Email back from Parliamentary Candidate about the digital bill
This is an email I got back from one of the Parliamentary Candidate standing in my area
Quote:Dear Mr *****


Thank you for your recent correspondence concerning the Digital

Economy Bill. I share your concern about the way this piece of

legislation has been handled by the Government. Since the Dissolution

of Parliament, there are no longer any MPs, but I can continue with

casework/correspondence.



The Bill contained important provisions regarding the regulatory

environment for the digital and creative industries. It is completely

unacceptable that the Government failed to allocate the sufficient

time in the House of Commons for proper legislative scrutiny. It is

wrong to push through these issues and because of this I did not

support the Bill and I abstained from the vote.



The reason that I did not vote against the Bill is that a number of

the measures within it have great merit - particularly tackling online

copyright infringement. This is an extremely serious issue that costs

the creative industries hundreds of millions of pounds each year. I

want to make sure that Britain has the most favourable intellectual

property framework in the world for innovators, digital content

creators and high tech businesses.



Also, the measures in the Bill designed to tackle illegal peer to peer

file sharing set up a proportionate regime that would, only following

public consultation, repeated warnings and due process, lead to people

having their internet connection temporarily suspended. It will not,

as many have suggested, lead to people being disconnected without an

appeal. Even if people are disconnected they will be able to sign up

to another ISP immediately without penalty.



However, the Government should not push through such significant

issues without proper debate - the handling of this Bill means that

the debate on copyright is not over and my Party will seek to revisit

options for a balanced solution as part of a broader update of

copyright following the General Election.



Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact me.



With best wishes,

Maria Miller, Parliamentary Candidate
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05-05-2010, 12:17 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-05-2010, 12:18 AM by kevlar.)
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RE: Email back from Parliamentary Candidate about the digital bill
such a bullshit argument that the semantics of the penalty were incorrect, typical and this whore is running for parliament, fuck this government, completely worthless.
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