The DEA was introduced undemocratically without proper parliamentary scrutiny and risks criminalising an entire generation of young people solely to benefit the purses of "Big Entertainment".
In particular I am concerned about the threat to civil liberties involved in the requiring ISP's to cut off internet access on allegations from a copyright holder without having to submit their evidence to due process of law. Whatever happened to that bedrock of natural justice: the concept of "innocent until proven guilty"?
I am particularly concerned that innocent parties will become liable to blackmail from unscrupulous ambulance-chasing lawyers who can shotgun out allegations without having to prove a thing, thereby raking in revenue at the expense of a lot of upset, and consternation of the public.
I think it was one of the last government's most infamous betrayals of the British people to force this act through parliament with no proper public scrutiny!