Stop43.org.uk stopped Commercial Orphan Works Exploitation in the UK Digital Economy Bill Clause 43






Clause 43 stands or falls today - ACT NOW

Today really is the day. Given the intensely controversial nature of the way the Digital Economy Bill is being run through Parliament, we were unsure of the exact procedure and schedule. Now we know that it will have its Committee Stage, Third Reading and be voted on in the space of around two hours this afternoon. We also know that our opponents were lobbying intensively all day yesterday, throughout the Second Reading.

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO GET OUR MESSAGE ACROSS TO THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS. A full list of them is here.

You have the sources of information, the arguments to use, and the tools.
PLEASE USE THEM NOW. It doesn't matter if effort is duplicated - the more, the better. All content on stop43.org.uk is free for use in reporting this story.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

http://www.stop43.org.uk/
http://www.jeremynicholl.com/blog/
http://copyrightaction.com/category/campaigns/digital-economy-bill

ARGUMENTS TO USE

Open Letter to Liberal Democrats
We are the authentic voice of photographers
Overall outline, plus problems in detail
The Government’s position rebutted, point by point
Our objections to LibDem amendments, including statement of photographers' current copyright problems
"Viral" images, each illustrating an aspect of Clause 43's problems
The Privacy and Exclusivity Problems
What is a "Diligent Search"?
"Diligent search" a red herring
The "Market Rate" Myth
Misplaced faith in "Consultation"

TOOLS

Virals
Twitter
Facebook
LibDem MPs list
Key MPs list
BIS Select Committee members list

PLEASE USE THEM NOW. Thank you.