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I want to stand on a platform that is avowedly supportive of the generation that seek to use the Internet to make the world a better place. To do this I have to be able to draw authority from an electoral mandate from electors in West Bromwich East. So I’d like to produce a leaflet that sets out what I stand for. It will be delivered to as many homes in West Bromwich as my campaign team can manage.

I only have a few days to do this so please leave your ideas, views and ratings by the end of WEDNESDAY 14TH APRIL.

My most important digital pledge would be ...

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  1. 152 votes
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    • 105 votes
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      • 104 votes
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        • I will not allow the blocking of websites for alleged copyright infringement

          Regardless of other reasons to block websites such as child pornography or national security, alleged copyright infringement should not be grounds to censor the internet.

          85 votes
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          • 61 votes
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            • I will oppose volume litigation where due process and right to individual hearing is suppressed.

              To prevent actions by ACS:Law and similar with poor evidence, there is a need to prevent action taken at volume. If a legal case is sufficiently sound costs can be recovered, there is no need for economies of scale practices.

              61 votes
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              • I will support all measures that allow people access to their personal data held by others

                I further support restoration of control over how personal data is gathered, managed and shared to the individual.

                60 votes
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                • 53 votes
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                  • To teach MPs the wonder of the internet then they will stop trying to control IT, they don't get IT.

                    Having watched the fiasco that was the digitial economy bill go through the Lords and the Commons it is clear that the folk in Westminster haven't got a clue about digital britain. I would make it compulsory for them to learn. And quickly, before we are left out in the cold, a thirdworld country, cut off from the digital economy by dinosaurs.

                    47 votes
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                    • Contracts for Government IT projects should be easier for small to medium companies to win.

                      Not only would this stimulate the economy it would be more cost effective for tax payers.

                      40 votes
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                      • I support the adoption of Creative Commons as a licence for creative and administrative works

                        Assists with enabling access to original works, and provides a foundation for adaptation.

                        29 votes
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                        • 26 votes
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                          • I will ensure that transparency rules are extended to everyone who influences public policy.

                            Commercial organisations spend £millions on campaigns and lobbying. Newspaper proprietors promote their commercial interests at the expense of the public interest. I will campaign to ensure that they are under the same level of scrutiny that applies to elected representatives,

                            25 votes
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                            • I believe access to the internet should be regarded as a universal service obligation for carriers

                              Changes the regulatory parameters for telecommunications carriers to ensure access.

                              24 votes
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                              • Use Open Source software as 1st choice when possible & pass redundant equipmement to community orgs

                                To use Open Source operating systems and softwhere as a first choice whenever possible and not to rollover to a propriatary supplier.

                                To consider the carbon footprint of equipment use and either extend its life within government or pass it for reuse by community and voluntary sector organisations

                                21 votes
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                                • 19 votes
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                                  • 18 votes
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                                    • 15 votes
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                                      • 14 votes
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                                        • 12 votes
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