Ah, those politicians. We've noticed a trend in politicians who support stronger, more draconian copyrights, quite frequently discovering that they don't think those same laws apply to themselves. This happened multiple times in France with Nicolas Sarkozy
-- and recently in the UK with the Labour party -- who put forth the Digital Economy Bill -- apparently infringing
on copyrights in a campaign poster. Of course, to push the DEB through, Labour did a deal with the Tories -- so is it really any surprise, as reader Rabbit80 submitted, that apparently the Tories used a Keane song without permission during their manifesto launch
It would be great if we could just take this as a "teaching moment" to remind these politicians just how easy it is to infringe upon copyright laws. But considering how quickly the Digital Economy Bill was shoved
through Parliament recently with the help of the Tories, perhaps it's time to turn off the Tories' internet connection. Or maybe they can hope that their ISP is one of the ones that refuse
to comply with the law.