Digital Economy Bill [ Lords]

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 8:51 pm on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of John Grogan John Grogan Labour, Selby 8:51 pm, 6th April 2010

We have to address the issue of illegal file sharing. My hon. Friend Mr. Simon mentioned Lord Carter, and I would go back to Lord Carter's original ideas, which involved strong letters, education, the possibility of further action and the encouragement of new economic models. Those ideas have now been chilled. People like Virgin Media were doing deals with creative companies, but now some of the old-style companies are saying, "Perhaps we don't need to do these deals with the ISPs, because we'll have more administrative measures and the cutting-off will happen much earlier than Lord Carter envisaged." We all know what happened: I do not want to be accused of being a conspiracy theorist, but we all know that Lord Mandelson had one of his meetings in Corfu with some people were very prominent in the Hollywood industry and-

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