March 18, 2010 | Jim Killock

Seven thousand people email their MPs in under two days

A tidal wave of objections to disconnection being rushed through Parliament are reach MPs inboxes.

The numbers have exceeded even our expectations, but we are all clear that disconnection is wrong as a punishment.

It should be no surprise to corporate lobbyists like the BPI are busy trying to write our copyright law, and forcing attempts to curtail our human rights to favour their business interests.

But we expect better of our MPs. Many are decent folk; many won’t have through through the implications of this Bill. A debate is what allows the issues to be drawn out and understood – as well as fully publicly debated.

The internet has become a fundamental part of our lives. While not yet a formal right, it clearly is the prime means by which we exercise our rights to work, to receive an education and for freedom of speech.

This is what is drawing the reaction to this legislation. It has nothing to do with copyright infringement: we are appalled that the basic tool of our society – the internet – could be taken away from people because of trivial financial misdemeanours.

Please take action today:

Write to your MP

Write to your local paper

Come to our demo and gig

Comments (5)

  1. J D:
    Mar 18, 2010 at 04:26 PM

    Well Done to all those that have written to their MP's expressing their personal views on the subject.

    Exercising your Democratic Rights hopefully before a problem arises is always the best route.

    Keep it up!

  2. chrise:
    Sep 01, 2010 at 06:04 PM

    You've hit the nail on the head. The internet is, for all intents and purposes, a fundamental right and no trivial interest should be invoked to curtail access to it.

    Jul 29, 2010 at 06:54 PM

    This is an interesting post. Yes, we believe that there is someone in the politics who things his main aim - to make the life of its nation better but not to be a business servant.

  4. canalscore:
    Dec 12, 2010 at 11:55 PM

    We can't come back to the past, internet become our life and now it's question to make it safer, it's our obligation to respect human rights event virtuals.

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