First Meeting for The Coalition for a Digital Economy

We’re organising a meeting for anyone interested in discussing how the Digital Economy Bill is going to impact business, and in particular the innovative digital businesses that rely on a modern approach to the Internet.

We are limited to 30 places due to the venue, get one here

http://coadec.eventbrite.com/

The two main issues are this.

Firstly, the UK’s ability to compete on a global economic stage will be limited by the Bill’s antiquated approach to content online. Large copyright holders such as the record labels have had a disproportionate influence on the DE Bill, leaving the UK’s innovative digital businesses without a voice. Hence the need for something like Coadec.

Secondly, the Bill’s implication is that that businesses will now be liable for whatever happens over their WiFi networks. This is an intolerable and unworkable situation.

It will be a breakfast meeting with coffee and croissants available.

We apologise if this timing is inconvenient but we will organise another very soon – but we have to get going ASAP due to the imminent passage of the Bill through Parliament.

Agenda:

1. Taking nominations for a steering committee for Coadec
2. Looking at the Initial statement of principles see this link
3. Deciding next steps.

Who: The first 30 people to get a free ticket below (the venue is limited to 30)

http://coadec.eventbrite.com/

Where: The Centre for Creative Collaboration

When: 8.30 am to 9.30 am (with some leeway either side)

Map: http://bit.ly/cYv49c

Directions:

Centre for Creative Collaboration
16 Acton Street, London. WC1X 9NG
16 Acton Street, London. WC1X 9NG just down the road from King’s Cross Station. Nearest tube is King’s Cross. If you come out of the main exit walk down Gray’s Inn Road and turn left into Acton Street. If you come out of the Pentonville Road exit, turn right out of the station and keep bearing right, crossing over Swinton Street and turning right into Acton Street. Buses 17, 45 & 46 drop off on Gray’s Inn Road near the end of Acton St.

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