Tag: digital britain

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7.4m Brits have never used the internet

Some good news for the growth prospects of digital music: More than 98% of British adults who earn more than £500 a week now have access to the internet.
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BPI says a fifth of all British music buyers now fully digital

A fifth of all British music buyers have now "fully transitioned to digital", according to the BPI's new 'Digital Music Nation 2013' report.
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How did Google v Major Label lobbying really stack up in 2012?

It's an irony we've noted before that back in 2010, opponents of the UK's Digital Economy Act criticised the lobbying power of the music industry, yet by 2012 that industry was itself criticising the lobbying power of Google.
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Ofcom set to lay out Initial Obligations Code for UK ISPs

The lengthy process of implementing the UK Digital Economy Act's anti-piracy provisions rumbles on. According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Ofcom will publish its draft Initial Obligations Code of...
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First DEA warning letters may not go out until 2014

The UK's Digital Economy Act was passed in 2010, but it seems the first warning letters for people accused of illegal filesharing may not be sent out until... 2014?
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MTV debuts Rich Twitter Commentary for Brand New gigs

MTV is holding its Brand New for 2012 showcase gigs in London this week, and there's some high-tech Twitter wizardry going on around them.
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eMusic report outlines UK digital music buyer groups

eMusic has teamed up with Midem for a report on the British digital music market, categorising consumers into five demographic groups according to their behaviour.
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UK government publishes consultation on copyright changes

Yesterday, the UK government launched its consultation on proposals to modernise the copyright system, following recommendations in the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth earlier this year.
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BT has 14 days to block the Newzbin2 website

The UK's High Court has told ISP BT that it must start blocking the Newzbin2 filesharing website within 14 days.
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UK ISPs disagree with claims of opt-out adult blocking policy

We reported yesterday on the British government's plans to introduce porn-blocking for the four largest UK ISPs, but it seems there's already some disagreement over how the scheme will work. Initial reports suggested that...
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BT granted permission to appeal against DEA judicial review

In April, UK ISPs BT and TalkTalk lost all but one of their complaints against the Digital Economy Act, in a High Court ruling. Was that the end of the story? Nope. The ISPs have now been granted permission to appeal that...
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ERA chairman attacks Digital Economy Act delays

The UK's Digital Economy Act has been law since June 2010, but its anti-piracy measures have yet to kick in. Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) chairman Paul Quirk isn't happy. "