15 March 2011

Google, copyright and the UK government

Yesterday's Guardian had a long article in its Media section on the planned rewriting of the UK copyright law.  The author, Adam Sherwin, draws attention to connections between the government and Google - the company most likely to benefit from a change in the law to provide a "fair use" clause.  The connections are interesting "Rachel Whetstone, Google's European head of communications, is married to Steve Hilton, the prime minister's director of strategy" and "Sarah Hunter, Google's head of UK public policy [was] a former Downing Street adviser to Tony Blair on the creative industries"

Coincidentally, yesterday's Guardian carried an article entitled "Guardian ICM poll shows Europeans united in distrust of governments"

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