Now is your chance to let them know how you feel about the Digital Economy Bill.
The BPI proudly lists its members here.
Want to hit the BPI where it hurts them most?
It’s very easy.
Boycott the companies listed on these pages. I’ve been boycotting Nestle and McDonalds for years, Tesco for a fair while too. Another bunch of companies associating with the BPI are no problem to add to that list.
I declare that my family will no longer spend any money on products which support BPI members.
Sorry to my favourite artists who are signed to companies associated with the BPI. I really am. But I can’t in good conscience allow money from my family to fund an organisation that has manipulated government into protecting its old business model.
The message to the BPI is simple: Actions have consequences.
I’m sure that your Adam Liversage can confirm that when BT did their illegal testing with Phorm there was something of a negative reaction. Quite a backlash in fact. That is still going on 2 years down the line. That is something you would do well to consider.
And those companies who don’t like the idea of a boycott? There are a couple of things you can do. You can quit the BPI and make a statement to that effect on your website. Something like “We have resigned from the BPI because of its involvement in pushing the Digital Economy Bill through Parliament. We recognise the concerns of the internet using public and wish to emphasise that we no longer wish to be associated with the BPI” will do nicely.
Those who don’t want to leave the BPI but are in disagreement with the methods and principles of the Digital Economy Bill should make a clear statement to that effect on their website. Something like “We recognise the concerns of the internet using public about the Digital Economy Bill and wish to state clearly that the BPI is not acting in this company’s name” will do nicely.
If you don’t do either then you will be seen as supporting the Digital Economy Act (as it now is).
Thanks to LouFromBilbao for the information.