The video is also available here, with no geoblocking:
As Fae says, a few incorrect statements are made in the debate, but they
get most of it right.
Fæ wrote on 6/24/2015 12:38 AM:
For those interested in this proposed EU copyright
change, and with
access to the BBC IPlayer (it may only work in the UK), I suggest
reviewing today's Daily Politics show. The position of the Labour
party MEP (Mary Honeyball) is to support new restrictions on Freedom
of Panorama (she gives a good 2 minute explanation of why the proposed
amendment is a great thing), while the UKIP Culture Spokesman (Peter
Whittle) is set against.
The arguments on both sides are reasoned but slightly confused, with
some errors creeping in. However these sound-bite cases for both sides
are worth thinking through if attempting to provide MEPs with lobbying
comments or better case studies and briefing material. I'm
surprised to see a Labour politician arguing to damage the UK's
current Freedom of Panorama, it feels like a future vote loser to me,
especially in the light of the ever looming UK referendum on whether
to stay in the EU.
- go to 52 minutes into
the programme, available on-line for a month from broadcast.
- contact details for
UK MEPs, Honeyball can be found under London.
+32 487 94 76 30
Rue du Trone 51