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Sharkey to debate DEA at Lib Dem party bash

By | Published on Tuesday 20 September 2011

Feargal Sharkey

Following Hugh Grant’s guest spot at the weekend, Feargal Sharkey will be taking to the stage at the Liberal Democrats’ Party Conference later today, which will be jolly exciting I’m sure.

The one time Undertone and current boss of cross-sector trade body UK Music will be debating the copyright elements of the Digital Economy Act at a fringe event with Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert, who has been critical of that part of the DEA, despite the Coalition government being committed to enacting it (albeit at a snail’s pace).

Huppert told local newspaper Cambridge First: “I am looking forward to a lively debate on issues that have wide-ranging implications for the music industry but at the same time threaten the freedoms of the public. Feargal is always an interesting speaker, and it promises to be an interest exchange of views. We both share the aim of supporting music in the UK, and the wider creative industries”.