Question about the Digital Bill?April 7, 2010
Am confused. If you take the civil liberties issue away. And even the downloads issue.
We need a bill to define the principles under which the digital economy is to develop. We need a bill which understands what the internet is, how it is going to change our society. How it has already done so.
Downloads issue aside- this bill doesn’t do that in anyones opinion.*
It has massive public opposition, the ISP’s who are central to it don’t want it.The public don’t want it. By no measure does it achieve the aims it was set out with
Rather than establish the presence the internet will have in our society, it concentrates on downloads(where there isn’t consensus that there is actually problem)- and is the equivalent of protecting the scribe’s business, in order to establish how the printing press should be used.
We are going into an election closer than any since 1992. It reinforces Labours position as a party who have absolutely no regard for civil liberties, which isn’t exactly news.
Yet they are rushing it through. Why?
This is a very big question. And arrogance doesn’t answer it.
*Link added later but well worth a read.