The legislative farce of the Digital Economy Act
Posted in: Government & Policy at 12/04/2010 14:20
by Struan Robertson, Legal Director with Pinsent Masons LLP and editor of the firm's online legal service, out-law.com
They say that there are two things you should never see made: laws and sausages. As a tiny group of MPs debated the Digital Economy Act this week, the stomachs of an online audience turned.
This was an Act passed on the votes of hundreds of MPs who didn't even attend those debates and proposed by politicians whose correspondence showed a lack of understanding of even the most basic terms used in the debate.