Video: They shall not pass - this bill!

Video: They shall not pass - this bill!

Video: They shall not pass - this bill!

Date: Mar 26, 2010

More than 100 demonstrators protested outside parliament yesterday against the passage of the Digital Economy Bill, adding support to more 12,000 who have writen to their MPs to voice their unhappiness'.

The controversial bill contains clauses that could lead to internet service providers blocking websites and customers for alleged illegal file-sharing.

Many of rhe protesters, led by Open Rights Group CEO Jim Killock, had taped tbeir mouths and carried blacked out posted to symbolise what they saw as the music industry's attempt to censor the internet.

It emerged earlier that the House of Lords had included clauses drafted by the music industry body BPI without reference to other stakeholders.

Computer Weekly senior reporter Ian Grant interviewed Killock outside parliament.

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