Tuesday 27 April 2010

The Labour Party: economical with the digital truth

Here’s another aspect of Waltham Forest Labour Party nicking one of this blog’s photos and using it out of context, quite unfairly, to slag off the local Lib Dems.

Martin Belam notes that the Labour Party

is the party that just forced through legislation in the shape of the Digital Economy Bill. That enshrined in law the principle that even being accused of using the Internet to facilitate copyright infringement can see you being cut off from the web.

And that is what makes the response of the party in Walthamstow so galling.
"It appears in this instance that one of our design team has made an innocent error"

Whilst digital copyright theft would be a crime for you and me, it is merely "an innocent error" when perpetrated by my local Labour party.