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Digital Economy Bill: reaction

Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group said:

“People’s rights are at stake. The Bill doesn’t require any test of evidence before harsh punishments are imposed on people accused of copyright infringement, and opens the door to a ratcheting up of unwarranted powers without democratic scrutiny.

“There is a massive swell of action against this Bill, led by creators, citizens and people working in digital industries, who are outraged by this attempt by old businesses to hijack our rights.”