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Parliament rally planned against Digital Economy Bill

Digital advocacy group in protest against “rushing up” of the Bill.

Open Rights Group, a UK-based group working to preserve digital rights and '38 Degrees,' a non-profit organisation that campaigns on social issues are organising a rally today, saying the government is trying to pass the Digital Economy Bill too quickly before the general election at the cost of adequate scrutiny. They add that it is poorly drafted and, if passed in its current form, threatens to cut off users and legitimate websites.

The Open Rights Group has asked those who want to participate in the rally on 24 March to bring along black tape for gagging and blindfolding themselves and promised to provide them placards. It announced that around 10,000 letters have already been sent to MPs in less than three days demanding a debate on the Bill.