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What does the Digital Economy Act mean for the digital, creative and cultural sectors?

Wired Sussex and Lighthouse are teaming up to stage a quick response event reacting to the controversial Digital Economy Act, which the Government passed into Law this April. One week before the General Election, this is your opportunity to talk about how the Act is going to impact on you.

Supporters of the Act say it strikes "the right balance between giving creative artists more protection and giving consumers a fair deal" (Ben Bradshaw, 8 April), whilst opponents say that it is "an attack on everyone's right to communicate, work and gain an education." (Open Rights Group, 9 April).

The debate will be chaired by Anthony Lilley, the BAFTA winning chief executive of Magic Lantern productions, who also acts as advisor on matters digital to many leading organisations. Anthony will be joined by some of Brighton's digerati recently acknowledged in Wired magazine's Top 100.

This is a free event open to all, but registration is required. Refreshments can be purchased at the Lighthouse bar.

* Anthony Lilley (OBE), chief executive of Magic Lantern - chair
* Jeremy Keith - musician & director at Clearleft
* Matt Adams - artist, Blast Theory
* James McCarthy - director, The Werks, workspace
* Nik Butler - social networker and opinioneer

Official Website: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/whatson/digitaleconomyact.htm

Added by adactio on April 26, 2010