MP Ed Vaizey’s efforts to persuade broadband providers to block websites which facilitate piracy went underway yesterday.
The meeting chaired by Mr Vaizey himself, which many claimed to be long overdue, was organised by Dominque Lazinski from the Tax Payers Alliance.
Representatives from groups such as Pirate Party and the Open Rights Group were also present.
Trefor Davies, Chief Technology Officer of Timico UK, commented on the progress of the assembly, he said:
“I think Ed Vaizey found the level of debate far more constructive than he had been expecting. The gist was that people were not supporting unlawful behaviour but concerned that the evidence presented was not open to scrutiny.”
Many who were present doubted that the meeting made any drastic changes towards the government policy, however Mr Vaizey was keen to set up further meetings between the group and Rights Holders.
ISPs and Rights Holders continue to discuss ways of reducing piracy websites, however no agreement is yet to be reached with feuds over legal coverage and costs, to name a few.