Alliance Party & the #deact #debill

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I have received an email from Stephen Farry at the Alliance Party responding to my question about the #debill. He sent me the following information from their manifesto which is being launched tomorrow(Monday 26th April 2010):

Alliance will vote to repeal the Digital Economy Bill and replace it with better legislation. The issues raised by the Bill must be addressed, but the legislation passed in parliament is deeply flawed. The Bill has far reaching implications for fair internet access, privacy rights on the internet and the future of analogue broadcasting. These need detailed discussion in parliamentary committee and with the general public. It was inappropriate to force such a complex piece of legislation through in the last minute ‘wash-up’ process without proper debate.

Am very glad to see a party taking such an interest in this flawed legislation, I would hope that others would follow suit.