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Julian Huppert: Winning the battle on the Digital Economy Act

In common with many Liberal Democrats, I have opposed the Digital Economy Act since its introduction as a Bill during the dog-days of the Labour government.

Along with Bridget Fox, Obhi Chatterjee and an army of activists online and offline, I helped to get an emergency motion passed almost unanimously at Spring Conference last year that condemned the Bill, in particular for its provisions on website-blocking.

The motion also called for a working group to be created to draw up policy papers on information technology and intellectual property. I now act as chair of that working group, and you can find details of its progress at www.makeitpolicy.org.uk, among other places.

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  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 4th Jul - 3:18pm
    @David Raw Point taken and don’t forget the last line of the song; “That’s what gets results”.
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 4th Jul - 3:15pm
    It reads a bit like a sermon. As the late George Burns said; “The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning...
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    "many ‘soft’ Tory voters thought the coalition worked well in very difficult circumstances" — yes, and voted Tory in 2015 because they thought that was...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 4th Jul - 3:10pm
    Don't "apologize", just move on, i.e. let it wither on the vine. Easiest done with a leader unconnected with the Coalition. Frankly any discussion of...
  • User AvatarSue Sutherland 4th Jul - 2:58pm
    Thank you for this Max and I so agree with you about policies. We always have lots of well thought out, good policies but we...
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    Yes Brexit rears its ugly head re the vaccine.For the fanatics of Brexit anything to do with the EU is out of the question. Johnson...