Pirate copies and illegal downloads have been eroding the profits of some of our biggest creative industries for years. The government is keen to wade in with anti-piracy legislation. Is this a necessary response to a form of organised crime? Is it tough enough? Or are we trying to reign in digital progress, heedless of the fact that technology will keep shifting and hackers will find new ways of squeezing through the legislative gaps? Is it right to use Internet service Providers as policemen? And perhaps more fundamentally, is piracy the real issue? Do we really need to bail-out our creative industries - or do they simply need to adapt to the new world?
Our panel of expert speakers will include:
John Whittingdale MP | Chairman, DCMS Select Committee
Cory Doctorow | Novelist and technology activist
Jim Killock | Executive Director, Open Rights Group
Andrew Hall | Senior Vice-President, NBC Universal International
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Added by openrights on February 16, 2009