Digital Economy Act

First they came for internet users by the front door. Now they’re coming for websites by the back door

by Adam Banks on 15 April 2011 in Editorial

In this guest column, Jim Killock of the Open Rights Group explains why minister Ed Vaizey is wrong to consider plans for blocking websites. Website blocking is being discussed by ministers in the UK Government to deal with the supposed scourge of illicit downloads. Last year, the Digital Economy Act sought to create legal powers [...]

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Non-stick plan

by Adam Banks on 15 April 2011 in Editorial

Ed Vaizey, this week’s minister for everything beginning with C, has a cunning plan. Ed often has cunning plans. Last autumn, he had a cunning plan to support net neutrality by making a speech saying internet service providers (ISPs) ought to be allowed to ditch net neutrality. In December, he had a cunning plan to [...]

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ISPs win file sharing judicial review

by Simon Aughton on 11 November 2010 in News
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BT and Talk Talk have won the right to take the Digital Economy Act to court.

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ISPs face bill for file sharing crackdown

by Simon Aughton on 15 September 2010 in News
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ISPs will have to pay 25% of the cost of sending warning letters to alleged file sharers, with rightsholders picking up the lion’s share of the bill.

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