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The Digital Economy Bill (DEB) is currently working its way through the House of Lords. It is a legislative response to the Digital Britain report, which was published on 16 June 2009. Intended to support and protect the development of the country's digital economy, some of the proposed measures have far-reaching consequences for individuals, businesses, public services and government process.

At the Digital Economy Unconference & Workshops, you can find out more about how and why this legislation will affect you, your business or household, and what you can do to make your voice heard.

Event Overview

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Tickets are available from the link below for any of the following parts of the event. We encourage you to attend one of the workshops even if you can't make it to the unconference.
- 1:30pm - 5:30pm: Digital Economy Unconference
- 5:30pm - 7:00pm: Talk to your MP: Workshop 1 *
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Talk to your MP: Workshop 2 *

There will be breaks between sessions. * Workshop places are limited, so booking is essential.

Digital Economy Bill Unconference (1330 - 1730)
- learn the facts and background about the DEB
- explore how the bill affects you and the issues you care about
- discuss the issues with people who understand it and can explain it clearly
- make an informed choice about whether you support the DEB
- discover how to make sure your opinion is heard in Westminster

Talk to your MP Workshops (1730 - 1900, 1900 - 2030)

Talking to your MP is the most effective way to make sure Parliament knows how unpopular and bad disconnection without trial really would be. In these short sessions, you can try out talking to your MP or watch someone else having a go, and learn how to get your points across in a way that an MP will understand.
- Gain the confidence to talk and write to your MP
- Rehearse talking to your MP one on one
- Find out what MPs will ask you
- Learn how to write to your MP and get a response
- Meet other people campaigning against disconnection without trial in the Digital Economy Bill

The Open Rights Group also report on the impact and progress of the Digital Economy Bill at their website.

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Added by Jagusti on January 14, 2010