With few exceptions you have never owned any recorded music or video that you have “bought”. Most of those CDs, DVDs, videos and records that you have on your shelves or in your loft are not yours.
We bandy words like “hero” around a great deal. I have no doubt in my mind that PC Dibell is one. He paid the ultimate price to do the “job” that he wasn’t even on shift to do. Would you do that for your job?
The Communication Data Bill is yet another poorly thought out that attempt to monitor what everybody is doing and thus keep an eye on all of us – innocent or not. I appreciate there will be some purported legitimate reasons for wanting to monitor certain people for particular reasons but there’s a pretty decent chance that anyone who is using the Internet for criminal activity (and copyright infringement is not a crime) will already work around the bits where they leave a trace. This bill must be stopped.
Tomorrow (18 January 2012) the web will be different. Tomorrow some of the web will be blacked out. Tomorrow the web you use will be changed in protest against something that could keep it that way forever.