UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a new code of practice governing how ISPs will meet their responsibilities under the anti-piracy sections of the Digital Economy Act. The code only covers fixed-line ISPs with more than 400,000 subscribers – which means only BT, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, Sky, Orange, O2 and the Post Office. No mobile operators or smaller ISPs, although Ofcom says it will review both at a later stage. The code lays out how and when copyright infringement notifications will be triggered, what information must be included in those notifications, and the appeals process. What it doesn’t do is stipulate punishments beyond the notifications for serial offenders. That comes later. Source: Music Week
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