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Future Shock: UK Teenager Jailed For 5 Years For Downloading One Movie

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

Bill To Make U.S. Copyright Office a Legislative Branch Agency Sent to House Judiciary Committeelj

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] […]

At long last, ISPs to start sending out piracy warning letters

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 […]

UK Tories want 10-year prison sentences for watching TV the wrong way

9 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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…)

ALA Says Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act (CODE Act) is “Misguided”

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 […]

ALA and AAP Respond to Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act

2 years agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

Renewal of analogue commercial radio licences (1)

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 […]

UK ISPs and Rights Holders Agree on Voluntary Notice-and-Notice Style Copyright System

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

UK Record Companies Want To Bring In 'Three Strikes' Using A 'Voluntary Code' For Punishing Alleged Illegal File Sharers

4 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Copyright Holders Want Voluntary UK Three-Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

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 ISPs might not have to block websites under Digital Economy Act rules for much longer

UK ISP subscribers may not have to suffer being blocked from accessing certain websites, like The Pirate Bay and, following an unexpected about-turn from the government which has proposed dropping... Keep reading ?

Warning Letters Under UK's Three Strikes Plan Unlikely To Be Sent Out Before 2016 -- If Ever

4 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Interview: Cory Doctorow

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.

Recording Industry Could Catch More Flies With Honey, But Keeps Betting On Vinegar

4 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Any Hint Of Evidence Based Copyright In The UK Seen As Nefarous Plot By Parliamentary Copyright Maximalists

4 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The laws governing intellectual monopolies in the UK are in a state of flux at the moment. After the previous government in its dying hours rammed through the shoddy piece of work known as the Digital Economy Act, the present coalition...Show More Summary

Panama Considering Legislation That Allows The Copyright Office To Pursue Filesharers Directly -- And Keep All The Fines

5 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

From SOPA/PIPA to the Digital Economy Act to ACTA to the DMCA, there's no shortage of bad legislation built to serve various copyright-driven industries. But just when you thought you'd seen the very edge of how far legislators wereShow More Summary

Where now for the new enforcement regime for online copyright?

On 26 June 2012, Ofcom published three documents relating to its duties to address online copyright infringement under the Digital Economy Act 2010. The first is a draft code under which ISPs would notify subscribers of allegations that their account has been used to infringe copyright. The consultation on this closes on 26 July 2012 so only [...]

UK's 3-Strikes Plan Continues To Grind Through The System; Still Not In Force, Still Awful

5 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As Techdirt reported in 2010, the passage of the Digital Economy Act was one of the most disgraceful travesties of the UK parliamentary process in recent times; it was badly drafted, hardly revised and then pushed through with almost no debate in the dying moments of the previous government. Show More Summary

New Details of UK Piracy Monitoring Plan Made Public

UK communications regulatory body OFCOM has today published an amended version of its Initial Obligations Code, a set of rules relating to the anti-piracy provisions in the country's controversial Digital Economy Act. OFCOM clarifies...Show More Summary

Ofcom Enlists ISPs And Copyright Owners In New Draft Code On Illegal Downloading

The UK government and regulator, Ofcom, are taking the next steps to bring the Digital Economy Act’s mass notification system on copyright infringement into effect. After a court case slowed down the legislation, Ofcom’s new draft code is now expected to head to Parliament later this year. Show More Summary

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