Monday, October 20, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft To Launch A Wearable Device Soon
FCC To Explore High-frequency Wireless Technologies
Mozilla Hello Offers Voice and Video Calls Through The Browser
Samsung Adds Intel Processor To Chromebook 2
LG Ultra-Portable HD MiniBeam Projector Features Built-in Battery
Tweets To Feature Audio
New 64-bit Exynos 7 Octa Processor Supports Iris Recognition
Asus ROG Announces GR8 Gaming Mini-PC
Active Discussions
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
 Home > News > General Computing > UK Drop...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, August 03, 2011
UK Drops Website Blocking, Allows CD Ripping


The UK government dumped a law that would block websites that host copyright infringing material and plans to legalize copying of music and films onto their computers and mobile devices for personal use.

Until now and according to the Digital Economy Act, websites that hosted copyright infringing material would be blocked from the internet.

The amended law comes just one week after the Motion Picture Association succesfully applied for a court injunctions requiring internet provider BT to block access to an infringing website called Newzbin2.

UK's plans to relax parts of its intellectual property regime to "foster innovation and growth" also included reforms to copyright law aimed at opening the door to new services for film and music fans. The UK ministers accepted recommendations on intellectual property after a review by Professor Ian Hargreaves.

Moves will be made to sweep away restrictions on copying content from a CD to a computer or portable device such as an iPod, which millions of people already do, assuming it is legal.

Britain's current intellectual property regime makes it technically illegal to transfer content from CDs or DVDs on to a different format, such as an MP3 file on a computer.

The new law will also be made legal for performing artists to parody someone else's work without seeking permission from the copyright holder.


Previous
Next
Microsoft Breaks Through with Wearable Technology Concept        All News        Skype for iPad App Released
Microsoft Breaks Through with Wearable Technology Concept     General Computing News      Skype for iPad App Released

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Search Engines Play A role In Piracy: study
UK 'Softens' Copyright Alert Program
U.S. Releases Trade Report On Worst Copyright Offenders
European ISPs May Be Ordered To Block User's Access To Pirated Content: court
Hotfile To Pay $80 Million In Settlement Case With MPAA
French Court Tackles Streaming and Download Sites
MPAA Lists The World's Most Notorious Markets For Illegal Film Distribution
Search Engines Encouraging Online Content Infringement: MPAA
France Drops Three-strikes Law
Australian Police Sized 80,000 Counterfeit DVDs
Web Piracy Does Not Affect Music Sales, Study Says
France Proposes Tougher Anti-Piracy Laws

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .