Yep, looks like Doctorow is on the level. Right then. Letter writing ahoy. Get on with it, the lot of you.
Awaiting more detail/confirmation on this, but if right, then regardless of which side of the copyright debate one falls on, I think we can all agree that this is particularly shitty. It should not be possible for an individual minister to alter the law without parliamentary oversight and due process, but if this is the case, then this is exactly what Mandelson would like to be allowed to do, and he needs to be stopped.