Restore the right to fair trial for online copyright infringement

Since the Digital Economy Act (DEA) was passed rapidly at the end of the last government, there is an assumption that you are guilty of copyright infringement unless you can prove your innocence. Copyright holders can make an allegation to your ISP that your are infringing copyright, and you automatically go onto a "watch list" of infringers unless you can prove that it wasn't you.

Please repeal the sections of the DEA relating to online copyright infringement and restore the requirement for copyright holders to prove your guilt, rather than leaving you to prove your innocence.

Why does this idea matter?

"Innocent until proven guilty" is a long standing basis of UK law. I feel that it's an important basis for civil liberties, and should be the basis of any law.

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