An open letter to my local MP ….
Dear Diana Johnson MP
I’m writing to you regarding the rush that is planned to push through the Digital Economy Bill without a full Parliamentary debate. I’m aware that this is a very complex bill and there are many parts of it that concern me. I think that there is a lot in there that many people should be concerned about and without the time to debate it properly, we’ll be making mistakes that we will soon regret.
The controversial Bill deserves proper scrutiny so please don’t let the government rush it through. Many people are concerned that it will damage schools and businesses as well as innocent people who rely on the internet because it will allow the Government to disconnect people it so little as suspects of copyright infringement. Internet service providers and huge internet companies alike are opposing the bill, yet the Government seems intent on forcing it through without a real debate.
I moved to Hull in 2001 and have stayed here because of the growing IT and web community which is doing great things with the web. After a good deal of time of employment in this industry I have seen how Internet connectivity can provide services to those who need them most.
I have recently just become self-employed in this industry and around 50% of all my work is done using Internet connectivity
I am worried that both communication and creativity will be stifled by this new bill. We are already at a disadvantage compared with many European countries who long ago woke up and realised how important unrestricted Internet access is.
As a constituent I am writing to you today to ask you to do all you can to ensure the Government doesn’t just rush the bill through and deny us our democratic right to scrutiny and debate.
Hopefully the above says it all! If you’re a UK resident who is yet to make yourself heard, PLEASE WRITE TO YOUR MP!
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