On Wednesday evening a bill was rushed through parliament in the ‘wash-up’ called the Digital Economy Bill. Have a look at these posts to find out more about the bill and how it could affect your life as a musician. I don’t support the bill for several reasons, the main one being the infringement of liberty – I don’t think the internet and internet usage should be monitored by government, but there are several other issues.
Watching the parliamentary ‘debate’ on television was dispiriting – first for how little time the discussion had, and second for the paucity of informed representative voices who actually had an understanding of technology and the internet, and how artists use these things.
Anyhow, I think the best thing to do is be more aware of what’s going on, so I’m urging you to read and share the following and talk it out with fellow musicians.