Thursday, April 14, 2011

A question for Labour on the copyright bill

Over on Red Alert, Clare Curran responds to criticism of Labour's position on guilt by accusation by essentially arguing that they were only in opposition and so had limited power to affect the outcome. Fine, they played the hand they were dealt, and it was a weak one. But what I really want to know is what will they do when that hand is stronger?

After all, Labour plans to be in government one day. When they are, they will have the power to change this law and remove its most obnoxious features of disconnection and guilt by accusation. My question to Labour is: will they? Will they repeal this atrocity, which they have said they disagree with? Or will they let it remain in place?

Its a simple question. Yes or no?

I'd appreciate an answer. The internet is watching, and wants to know how to vote.