Stop Mandelson's Disconnection Plans

Event Info

Fri 2 Oct, 2009 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Crypt on the Green
St James Church, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close
London, EC1R 0EA, UK (Map)
Cost: Free - £15 (see website)


Peter Mandelson is convinced that disconnecting filesharers will help the music and film industries. He's plain wrong. This extreme option would trample on internet users' - and their families - freedom of expression, without earning a penny for musicians and film-makers.

Open Rights Group, as part of our campaign against the policy of disconnection, is holding a debate on better approaches for public policy and the entertainment industry.

Gerd Leonhard (Media Futurist) will kick off with a presentation on the future of music, media and entertainment. David Rowntree (Blur) and Ben Goldacre (Guardian / Bad Science) will then join Gerd on a panel, chaired by our Executive Director, Jim Killock, to take questions from the audience.

Entry to this special event is free to new supporters who join between now and the event. Existing ORG supporters will be charged a discount rate of £10 and the general public will be asked for the full price of £15. Walk-ups will be charged £25.

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19.00 - Doors open - drinks will be available

19.30 - Debate starts

21.00 - Everyone to the The Three Kings pub - across the road


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