Thursday, August 13, 2009

Response to illicit filesharing legislation consultation

In the wake of the recently-release Digital Britain report, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills recently opened a consultation on proposed legislation to combat illicit peer-to-peer filesharing. I have published my rather lengthy response on my website.

I hereby disclaim all responsibility for permanent brain damage caused by extreme boredom induced by reading the document linked above.

1 comment:

SAK said...

Peter, wow. In terms of clarity and precision, when it comes to technology and copyright, you're in a class of your own. Far from being bored, I couldn't stop reading your post on the ill-conceived suggestion to criminalise illicit file sharing. Yours is a most welcome contribution to the debate and deserves much wider circulation. Your reaction is far more effective than demonising Lord Mandelson, which only distracts from the really important issues at hand.