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Repeal all elements of the digital economy act relating to file sharing and replace them with laws to protect individuals sharing media

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Repeal all elements of the digital economy act relating to file sharing and replace them with laws to protect individuals sharing media

Additional Information

Although it is generally agreed that the sale of copyrighted materials and intellectual property without the owner’s consent should be outlawed, the right of an individual to share media for no financial gain should be protected in law.

Society has already set the precedent that it wants things for free. It will only pay for hard copy's/originals to support artists after the final product has been inspected, and then only if reward is due.

The digital economy act’s attempt to prevent the now superfluous publishers from losing money, by educating the masses, is either misguided or perhaps suggests foul play by those that let is pass. May we remind you, you should not be educating the electorate; your role is to make the laws in line with what society feels is acceptable!

As such, we demand that parliament immediately repeals all elements of the digital economy act relating to file sharing and replace them with laws to protect individuals sharing media


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