This weeks letter to my MP over the Digital Economy Bill, asking for a debate, send yours here
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So following on from the letter to my MP, I’ve also written to Harriet Harman, the current leader of the house of Common to ask for a debate, some background over at BoingBoing and Richard King’s excellent letter, writing your own only takes a few minutes.
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So tonight I finally sent my letter asking for a debate on the Digital Economy Bill, if you need some background Matt, Richard and @JimboGunn made better points than I could make about why the bill in its current form would disastrous.
Other people ‘s letter are starting to make a difference, so write your own letter it only take a few minutes and Join the Open Rights Group.
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via Spyblog, NO2ID are calling in their pledges from 2005. I just did mine.
A lots has happened since then, the costs have risen, the one database has become a merged view of the existing data, and no reason has been given, again you can see all the good work they have done and if you can help them out.
They have released a report of what they have done so far and where all the money came from and went.
Here’s two of the founders take on things, Cory Doctorow and Danny O’Brien and Becky Hogge’s overview if you don’t want to read the full report. If you like what they have done, you are always become a supporter.
From the BBC’s new HIV/AIDS site: G.I Jonny launched at the end of the Stephen Fry‘s HIV & Me. Like Dolly Mix, I did find some of the stories hard to listen to, that people are still being knowingly infected by partners and even people who want to get the virus. I just can’t think of anyone else who could of presented the programme half as well Stephen Fry, just the right amount of honesty and shock ,all with a real human touch.
Reading the on going handbag at dawn thing between Sky and Virgin ( I’ve only got freeview so its not a big deal for me). I can’t help thinking thepiratebay and mininova are going to see way more traffic from Virgin IP addresses (which from June is going to be even quicker). You have the illegal option getting easier and easier, with the legal way getting more and more of a pain.