September 11, 2009 | Michael Holloway

Event: stop Mandelson's disconnection plans

Event - Stop Mandelson's Disconnection Plans

Fri 2 Oct, 2009 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Crypt on the Green
St James Church, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close
London, EC1R 0EA, UK

Cost: Free (for new joining supporters) - £15

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Peter Mandelson is convinced that disconnecting filesharers will help the music and film industries. He's plain wrong. This extreme option would trample on the rights of internet users - and the rights of their families - without earning a penny for musicians and film-makers. It is clear that Mandelson does not understand the extent to which an internet is now a basic household service, as important as electricity or gas, without which people are handicapped in their ability to work, function, and participate in society.

Open Rights Group, as part of our campaign against the policy of disconnection, is holding a debate on better approaches for public policy and the entertainment industry.

Gerd Leonhard (Media Futurist) will kick off with a presentation on the future of music, media and entertainment. Ben Goldacre (Guardian / Bad Science) will then join Gerd on a panel, chaired by our Executive Director, Jim Killock, to take questions from the audience.


Entry to this special event is free to new supporters who join between now and the event. Existing ORG supporters will be charged a discount rate of £10 and the general public will be asked for the full price of £15. Walk-ups will be charged £25.

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