Last week’s High Court decision for a judicial review of the Digital Economy Act seemingly left ISPs and the creative industries more at loggerheads than ever. However, Music Week reports that Culture, Communications and Creative Industries minister Ed Vaizey had a constructive meeting with the various stakeholders a few days before, with topics including fast-tracking discussions between rightsholders and ISPs who do not already have legal digital music services; persuading Google and other search engines to prioritise legal services; and action against ‘websites dedicated to mass copyright infringement’ of the same kind that’s used by ISPs to screen for images of child abuse. “The meeting I had with ISPs and content providers led to productive and useful discussions,” says Vaizey.

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