January 06, 2010 | Jim Killock

Digital Economy Bill in Lords Committee today

The line by line Committee debate on the Digital Economy Bill starts today, and is likely to last through January, according to the current Parliamentary business papers.
This is a good thing: with so many poorly thought out ideas, a long debate is needed. The lack of due process and safeguards in the current Bill has a chance of being understood in a longer debate, as well as the consequences of introducing Nescafe-style copyright law for businesses who need certainty in order to innovate.

But it also gives you a chance to make your views heard. Please write to your MP if you haven’t already; and if you’ve done that, write to a Lord as well.

And let us know how it goes!