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 is this idea important?

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.

Repeal Section 44 (Terrorism Act 2000)

Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 gives wide-ranging stop-and-search powers to the Police without requiring prior reason, these are used frequently to stop photographers, campers, members of parliament, cricketers and BBC staff from undertaking their normal day-to-day activities:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_Act_2000#Section_44_powers_.28stop_and_search.29
 

Why is this idea important?

Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 gives wide-ranging stop-and-search powers to the Police without requiring prior reason, these are used frequently to stop photographers, campers, members of parliament, cricketers and BBC staff from undertaking their normal day-to-day activities:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_Act_2000#Section_44_powers_.28stop_and_search.29
 

Reducing the burdens on businesses

The Government is committed to ending the culture of ‘tick-box’ regulation, and instead target inspections on high-risk organisations.

Which inspections are the most burdensome for your business – including the preparation time you feel you need for these, or when complying with regulations?

Why is this idea important?

The Government is committed to ending the culture of ‘tick-box’ regulation, and instead target inspections on high-risk organisations.

Which inspections are the most burdensome for your business – including the preparation time you feel you need for these, or when complying with regulations?

Eliminating the disadvantages of EU rules

The Government is committed to ending the so-called ‘gold-plating’ of EU rules.

Do you have examples of how your business has been disadvantaged when competing for business in Europe, because of differences in the way EU rules are implemented in the UK compared to other countries?

Why is this idea important?

The Government is committed to ending the so-called ‘gold-plating’ of EU rules.

Do you have examples of how your business has been disadvantaged when competing for business in Europe, because of differences in the way EU rules are implemented in the UK compared to other countries?

Section 48 restrictions on non-English landlords

A residential landlord should be permitted to give an address for service anywhere in the United Kingdom, not just in England and Wales (Section 48 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, and various places in the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002)

Why is this idea important?

A residential landlord should be permitted to give an address for service anywhere in the United Kingdom, not just in England and Wales (Section 48 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, and various places in the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002)

Stop persecuting Christians

To repeal the laws passed by the last governemnt which mean that Christians are losing their jobs ( e.g. as registrars), or threatened with civil cases ( e.g. providers of bed and breakfast) , for acting on their belief that homosexuality is a sin which they do not want to help promote.

Why is this idea important?

To repeal the laws passed by the last governemnt which mean that Christians are losing their jobs ( e.g. as registrars), or threatened with civil cases ( e.g. providers of bed and breakfast) , for acting on their belief that homosexuality is a sin which they do not want to help promote.