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Blogger Cory Doctorow told protestors it would be "vastly disproportionate [to] disconnect entire households because of one person downloading naughty content".
"Even if those [downloaders] happened to be guilty, I think that would be disproportionate," Doctorow said, adding that full scrutiny of the bill would be "our best chance for a free and open society".
ZDNet UK asked Doctorow whether he thought the protest would make a difference. "All of these things make a difference, whether in the short term or the long term," he said, adding that it was "crazy" to have to ask MPs to "show up for work and talk about the law before they pass it".