This week, the Government laid a written ministerial statement in Parliament confirming it has commenced the final measures in the Digital Economy Act 2017 that did not take effect at either Royal Assent, or automatically two months later. Ofcom measures that were commenced included reform of the appeals regime, regulation of spectrum access services, subtitling […]
The UK will officially implement an age-checking system on porn sites by next spring, Ars Technica reports. This comes as a part of the Digital Economy Act, which was passed in April 2017. Users who want to visit porn sites will have to verify their ages by providing credit card information. Show More Summary
In a move to make the Internet safer for kids the UK government has said it will legally require pornography websites to install methods of age verification by April 18, 2018. As part of the Digital Economy Act companies not implementing age verification on their websites could find themselves blocked by Internet service providers. Show More Summary
The UK's long-gestating Digital Economy Act has finally gone into force. The law is mainly interested in porn and pirates -- two issues most of the UK public is far less interested in having subjected to intrusive regulation. But just keeping an eye on who is or isn't availing themselves of porn/torrents isn't the only intrusive aspect of the Act. Show More Summary
UK passes second Digital Economy Act, U.S. Senate introduces bill to directly appoint Register of Copyrights and Vkontakte launches legit music streaming. The post 3 Count: Digital Economy Redux appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
As we approach the snap general election on June 8th, the UK government has had to get through as much important business as possible before Parliament shut down earlier today in preparation for the vote. Last week, MPs and Lords working...Show More Summary
Following changes to UK copyright law, an 18-year-old girl has been jailed for five years after downloading a single movie. Copyright holders successfully argued that under the Digital Economy Act, her actions exposed them to a massive...Show More Summary
The “Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act” [HR 890] was introduced in the United States of House of Representatives by Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA], Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA], and Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA] on February 6, 2017 and immediately referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. The bill was had been introduced [HR 4241] […]
The Digital Economy Act of 2010 provided an elaborate regime for tackling online piracy but this collapsed when there was no agreement on how it should be funded. So the infamous warning letters to those suspected of piracy never went out. Now, however, ISPs have started sending “educational letters” to customers identified as downloading copyright […]
Back in 2010, on the last day of the last Labour government, a whipped Parliament voted in the terrible Digital Economy Act, after a short, embarrassingly illiterate debate whose howlers demonstrated just how little the MPs understood about the law they were voting in (the whole process was later revealed to be a fix from day one). (more…)
We first posted about the CODE ACT on June 4, 2015: Two House Judiciary Committee Members Release Draft Legislation to “Modernize” U.S. Copyright Office. The post includes a link to the draft document and other resources. New Today From the American Library Association: Today, American Library Association (ALA) president Courtney Young responded to the introduction […]
Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA) and Tom Marino (R-PA) have introduced the Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act (CODE Act), which calls for better legislation on the role of the Copyright Office in the digital age. The Association...Show More Summary
The Digital Economy Act 2010 included new powers enabling Ofcom to renew the licences of national and local commercial FM and AM radio stations which were due to expire after 8 April 2010 for a period of seven years. The purpose of these powers was to give commercial radio further incentive to commit to the […]
Several years ago, the United Kingdom passed the controversial Digital Economy Act, which included provisions for disconnecting Internet users accused of repeat copyright infringement. That bill generated protests, but ultimately passed. Show More Summary
As we reported a few months back, the UK's misbegotten Digital Economy Act continues to go nowhere fast, with warning letters for alleged illegal filesharing unlikely to go out until 2016, if ever. As you can imagine, the UK recording...Show More Summary
Three years ago there was controversy in the UK when the government passed the Digital Economy Act, part of which included the sending of warning letters to alleged infringers. But with that law yet to be implemented the recording industry has apparently grown tired of waiting. Show More Summary
UK ISP subscribers may not have to suffer being blocked from accessing certain websites, like The Pirate Bay and KAT.ph, following an unexpected about-turn from the government which has proposed dropping... Keep reading ?
Techdirt readers may recall that over three years ago, the UK's Digital Economy Act was passed in totally disgraceful circumstances. Since then, almost nothing has been heard about it, as British civil servants grapple with the fact that this poorly-drafted law is almost impossible to implement in any sensible way. Show More Summary
Pirate Cinema was inspired by a legislative event in the United Kingdom, where I live. In 2009, they introduced legislation called the Digital Economy Act, which includes something called “three strikes,” which says that if you’re accused—without proof—of three acts of copyright infringement, you and your family get disconnected from the internet.
As Mike covered earlier, Ofcom, the UK's media regulator, has just released a new report on online piracy containing information it has been gathering for the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) ahead of the Digital Economy Act's eventual rollout. Show More Summary