I keep getting asked my opinions on the Digital Economy Bill(now the Act), here is my general response……………….
The measures in the digital economy act to restrict internet access and block websites suspected of copyright infringement are not only a threat to internet freedom and due process, but will be completely ineffective at dealing with the problems they claim to solve.
It is shameful that at a time when MP’s are condemning the effect of corporate lobbying they have allowed the passage of a bill that has not only been entirely pushed for but partly written by lobbyists.
Furthermore the sight of a tiny minority of MP’s with obviously little knowledge of the issues debate the bill for a mere 7 1/2 hours, followed by a whipped vote and such a lackluster turnout by the two
opposition parties has likely disillusioned a generation with politics.
If elected I will fight to repeal the Digital Economy Act.