Digital Economy Bill [ Lords]

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 7:08 pm on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Michael Connarty Michael Connarty Chair, European Scrutiny Committee 7:08 pm, 6th April 2010

I am grateful to another vice-chairman of the Performers Alliance group in this House for giving way. Is it not a myth that co-operation, as we have heard, could somehow solve this? People are not talking about co-operating and sharing their own thoughts and content, but are stealing someone else's content and sharing that. There is an Armageddon, which has partially arrived in Sweden, where the Pirate party, whose leader is in jail, won seats in the European Parliament on the basis that everybody's work-including MP4's-should be free.

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