Chris Alexander

On Engineering

Digital Economy Bill and the Internet

29th November, 2009

As if you haven’t already heard recently, the recent Digital Economy Bill has severe consequences for file-sharers and possibly more in the UK.

The full proposals are summarised on (set up by TalkTalk, the UK ISP), but it essentially boils down to this: the bill would require UK ISPs to monitor the traffic of their users, reporting to copyright owners when their content is illegally shared.

What I liked most about this is that today, @PatParslow posted a link to an online video (ironically backed by Lily Allen samples, who recently had a go at file sharers) lamenting the bill and asking Mandelson to sort it out. Here it is:

If you want to help fight this bill, you can do so at the Petition on the Number 10 website.