Thursday, July 30, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Sony Profit Rises Following Demand For Mobile Cameras
Facebook Profit Fell In 2Q
Galaxy S6 Sales Not Enough To Keep Samsung's Profit High
Yahoo Introduces Livetext Messaging App
G.Skill Releases Trident Z and Ripjaws V Series DDR4 Memory
Intel Releases 3rd Gen Wireless-AC 8260 for Windows 10
Amiibo Figurine Sales Help Nintendo's First-quarter Profitability
Samsung Starts Mass Production Of First Mobile Image Sensor with 1.0µm Pixels
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > UK Law ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, January 30, 2009
UK Law Will Force ISPs to Pass P2P Data to Right-Holders


The UK government will create legislation forcing internet service providers (ISPs) to gather information on customers engaged in illegal file-sharing, and forcing them to contact repeat offenders warning them that their behavior.

The proposal forms part of an interim report, Digital Britain. The proposed legislation stops short of forcing ISPs to directly disconnect suspected file-sharers.

"Our response to the consultation on peer-to-peer file sharing sets out our intention to legislate, requiring ISPs to notify alleged infringers of rights (subject to reasonable levels of proof from rights-holders) that their conduct is unlawful," reads the report. "We also intend to require ISPs to collect anonymised information on serious repeat infringers (derived from their notification activities), to be made available to rights-holders together with personal details on receipt of a court order. We intend to consult on this approach shortly, setting out our proposals in detail," the report adds.

The law will create a code on unlawful file-sharing which ISPs would have to sign, and whose enforcement would be carried out by media and telecoms regulator Ofcom.

The report also said that this action would provide a good evidence base, to make it easier for rights-holders to take targeted legal action against the most significant infringers.

"International experience of action of this sort suggests that more than two thirds of infringers change their behaviour when receiving notification," the report cintinues. "These obligations will form the central elements of a Code on unlawful file-sharing which Industry would be required to have in place, supported by backstop powers overseen by Ofcom. The Code would cover among other issues practical supporting measures, including appeals and standards of evidence. It would also cover cost-sharing."

The UK government will also create a new rights agency, which would gather together content creators and encourage them to find ways to prevent piracy and ways to make the legal use of their content more attractive.

"We think the concept of a new Rights Agency and legislative action aimed specifically at addressing unlawful peer-to-peer file-sharing could be major steps forward. But thisis new and difficult territory, and we want to get it right. So we will review the impact of any new measures, and will not hesitate to examine other options if these do not prove to be effective."

The report also said that the Digital Britain group will look into whether public subsidies should be used to help extend next-generation broadband networks, and it said that the Government was committed to ensuring that broadband penetration reached the whole of the UK by 2012.

The plan to give every household broadband access by the 2012 Olympic Games in London is part of a new strategy, which includes upgrading radio from analogue to digital.


Previous
Next
Higher-capacity, 34nm SSDs to Appear in Sept 2009        All News        Nokia Unveils 6700, 6303 2700 Classic Models
Sony Develops Compact Sized Finger Vein Authentication Technology     General Computing News      Industry Click Fraud Rate Higher Than Ever in Q4 2008

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .