April 9th, 2010
Andrew Heaney, Talk Talk’s director of strategy, was on BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ Programme this afternoon to discuss the Digital Economy Bill. Andrew explained TalkTalk’s views and made clear how the Bill’s proposals will affect consumers’ fundamental rights. You can listen to the interview here: iPlayer (1:55 in).
March 16th, 2010
Last night’s Panorama “Are the net police coming for you?” featured Jo Whiley looking at a proposed new law targeting illegal downloaders. Much of the programme focused on the disagreement between the music artists, with the likes of Billy Bragg, Kate Nash and Marillion’s Mark Kelly arguing for a reappraisal of the business models and people [...]
March 15th, 2010
Dan Bull’s song takes you back to the 80s when “home taping was killing music” We all know that the government’s disconnection proposals to deter illegal filesharing are daft and dangerous; and many would agree that the way many people in the music industry have reacted is a little misguided. After all, haven’t we seen [...]
January 5th, 2010
Bono has accused ISPs of profiting from illegal filesharing and has suggested that ISPs curb copyright infringement in the same way they tackle child pornography.
December 21st, 2009
“The government’s proposed ‘Three-Strike’ Copyright Protection Law is ill-conceived, constitutionally outrageous, morally unfair and epically foolish.” – Stephen Fry. Stephen Fry has agreed to judge a competition to create a protest song, poem or other form of artistic expression against the proposed ‘Three Strikes’ law. The law is designed to protect the music and film [...]
December 1st, 2009
TalkTalk believes the Government’s Digital Economy Bill has serious shortcomings in relation to the provisions on illegal file-sharing. It is their view that the Bill would be deeply damaging to the rights of consumers, and could lead to damage to the internet more widely, whilst failing to solve the underlying problem with file-sharing. TalkTalk’s main [...]