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Update on Digital Britain Report

The interim Digital Britain Report released last month — 10 Feb 2009

The interim Digital Britain Report released last month called for basically “a new rights agency to clear copyrights for online distribution; a national anti-copying scheme to reduce online infringement; recruiting ISPs to act as judge and executioner on their customers, making British internet connections liable to interference and disconnection on the basis of unsubstantiated copyright infringement claims; and a scheme to prevent unlawful remixing and other creative uses.” This report has been criticized for being subject to “wishful thinking and special pleading, and a evidence-approach is recommended that will address net-neutrality, anti-copying technology, preventing unauthorized reuse, establishing a rights society and making ISPs the enforcers.

More information at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/feb/10/cory-doctorow-digital-britain