The UK’s Digital Economy Bill continues to evolve, with a new set of amendments restoring the presumption of innocence for accused infringers, and also introducing fines for rightsholders who make accusations that turn out to be false. The former means rightsholders will now have to show that an infringement occurred, and that the accused’s IP address was responsible. The copyright holder will be liable for costs for what The Register describes as “careless or frivolous” infringement requests. Rightsholders won’t be able to use infringement evidence older than a year, but ISPs must act on infringement notifications within a month. The elephant in the room remains the question of whether the Bill will be passed before Parliament breaks up for the forthcoming UK General Election. Source: The Register
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