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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 28th January 2010.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 11:34 am, 28th January 2010

We are entering an era in which the mark of an open society is the way in which it guarantees access to open knowledge through the internet. It is therefore vital that liberal democracies do not send mixed signals to closed societies that seek to restrict internet freedoms for their citizens. The anti-counterfeiting trade agreement that is being discussed in Mexico might inadvertently do that, so may we have a debate in the House so that hon. Members can test that notion and find out more about our negotiating position?

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