MP3 Party?

By Pete | @kingpetey | 16 Aug 2002

"Are these guys serious or just messing around?" This is what I thought when I heard that the UK electoral commission had officially agreed to register the political party. According to one source the goal of the party is to "sustain and promote within the Nation the objectives and value of the "mp3-generation", whether this is economically viable to support the music industry the party does give some interesting ideas and stands against laws which the US is bringing in concerning digital anti-piracy and what the UK has to bring into place before December 22nd. These laws include new legal protection for digital watermarks, copy protection systems and other measures used to protect copyright material online.

There are also plans to incorporate laws against internet piracy But the most contentious part of the new rules is that which mirrors the DMCA's outlawing of devices intended to distribute anti-copying technologies. ?The downloading of music is not an economic phenomenon, it is cultural and political,? the Party Leader said in an interview. ?The downloading of music is not an economic phenomenon, it is cultural and political,? the Party Leader said in an interview. Though the standings of the party still seem a little weak the party it is certainly in favour with many music download users online, however how long can it be before they find themselves in court with one of the major music companies?