Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dan Bull - Dear Mandy

Here is a recent clip from Dan Bull in relation to proposed legislative changes to copyright law in the UK which may well see the introduction of a three strikes policy. This is a great clip in which Bull reflects on the stupidity of many of the changes due to be introduced by the Digital Economy Bill.

Further Reading
TechDirt, Dear Peter Mandelson... Dan Bull Sings His Opposition To Kicking People Off The Internet (30 November 2009) <> at 9 December 2009

TechDirt, UK Record Label Boss Resigns From BPI/IFPI Committees Due To Mandelson's Digital Economy Bill (4 December 2009) <> at 8 December 2009

TechDirt, UK Politicians Pushing Back On Mandelson's Digital Economy Bill (3 December 2009) <> at 8 December 2009

BBC News, Web giants unite against Digital Britain copyright plan (2 December 2009) <> at 8 December 2009

ArsTechnica, UK "Pirate Finder General" law innocuous now, could get ugly (22 November 2009) <> at 2 December 2009

ArsTechnica, Queen: We sank the Armada, we can sink some P2P pirates! (19 November 2009) <> at 21 November 2009

TechDirt, UK Digital Economy Bill As Bad As Expected; Digital Britain Minister Flat Out Lies About ISP Support (20 November 2009) <> at 21 November 2009, Mandelson seeks to amend copyright law in new crackdown on filesharing (19 November 2009) <> at 21 November 2009

The Register, Ofcom talks to spook firm on filesharing snoop plan (19 November 2009) <> at 21 November 2009

TechDirt, UK Gov't Official: Innocent People Won't Get Kicked Off The Internet; Trust Us (12 November 2009) <> at 14 November 2009

The Register, denies innocent will be hit by filesharing regime (10 November 2009) <> at 12 November 2009

The Register, EU block to Mandelson's filesharing laws removed (5 November 2009) <> at 7 November 2009

Electronic Frontier Foundation, UK and Three Strikes: What Not to Do in an Election Year (28 October 2009) <> at 1 November 2009

Digital Music News, British Legislators Soon Voting on Three-Strikes... (29 October 2009)
<> at 1 November 2009, TalkTalk threatens legal action over Mandelson's filesharing plan (29 October 2009) <> at 1 November 2009

TechDirt, As Expected, Mandelson To Introduce Plan To Kick File Sharers Off The Internet
(28 October 2009) <> at 28 October 2009

The Register, Mandy declares 'three strikes' war on illegal file sharers (28 October 2009) <> at 29 October 2009

1 comment:

Katie Sutton said...

Hi Sally,

I realise you aren't in the UK, so this is pretty much a comment aimed at any UK readers you may have; I hope this is okay!

I work for the Open Rights Group, and I'm campaigning against the Digital Economy Bill - specifically the clauses which allow for disconnection without fair trial and for the secretary of business (as noted, currently Peter Mandelson) to change copyright law without putting it to Parliament first.

We're asking UK citizens to get in touch with their MP and explain to them how unfair this is, and possibly to meet them at one of their surgeries to discuss the specific problematic points of the bill in detail. If you have any UK readers, or know anybody in the UK, I would greatly appreciate it if you could pass my details on to them:

Katie Sutton