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Thursday, 19 November 2009

Unaccountable power

Sounds like a heavy metal song.
But it's worrying if true.
The "changes will give the Secretary of State (Mandelson -- or his successor in the next government) the power to make "secondary legislation" (legislation that is passed without debate) to amend the provisions of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1988).

What that means is that an unelected official would have the power to do anything without Parliamentary oversight or debate, provided it was done in the name of protecting copyright"

Don't like that very much, fair play to Tom Watson MP for making it more widely known

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