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UK’s culture secretary: ‘Copyright infringement is theft’

That headline may seem an obvious thing to say, but in the bungled aftermath of the UK’s Digital Economy Act, a government minister talking about piracy in such terms will be welcomed by music rightsholders – even if...
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LSE calls for UK government to ditch DEA and embrace ‘inclusive online sharing’

Expect arguments about the London School of Economics' latest 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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Full steam ahead for Digital Economy Act after ISPs lose appeal

British ISPs BT and TalkTalk have lost their appeal against 2011's judicial review of the Digital Economy Act, paving the way for the UK government to finally implement the Act and start requiring ISPs to send out warning...
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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. "
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BT and TalkTalk refused permission to appeal against DEA defeat

UK ISPs BT and TalkTalk have been denied the chance to appeal against their recent defeat in a legal challenge to the Digital Economy Act. "I can confirm that we've been refused permission to appeal the JR [judicial review]...
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BT and TalkTalk to challenge defeat over Digital Economy Act

The courtroom wrestling over the UK's Digital Economy Act ain't over just yet. ISPs BT and TalkTalk have announced plans to appeal last month's High Court ruling against their challenge to the legislation.
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ISPs knocked back on all but one count in DEA judicial review

Yesterday saw the verdict in the judicial review of the UK's Digital Economy Act, sparked by a legal challenge from ISPs BT and TalkTalk. All but one of their challenges were thrown out, including their claim that the DEA...
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UK government considering voluntary site-blocking system for ISPs

UK communications minister Ed Vaizey continues to try to build bridges between rightsholders and ISPs, with his latest effort the suggestion for a system that would see ISPs voluntarily blocking sites facilitating online...