Tag: digital economy act
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...
September 2, 2014
LSE calls for UK government to ditch DEA and embrace ‘inclusive online sharing’
Expect arguments about the London School of Economics' latest report.
October 4, 2013
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.
January 2, 2013
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...
May 17, 2012
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?
April 25, 2012
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...
March 7, 2012
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...
October 10, 2011
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. "
September 16, 2011
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]...
June 22, 2011
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.
May 31, 2011
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...
April 21, 2011
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...
April 11, 2011