Judicial Review May Delay UK Copyright Law for LongAdded: Friday, April 1st, 2011
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UK’s organization Ofcom suspended work on the “initial obligations code” intended to explain how the mass warning system for notifying and sanctioning alleged file-sharers will work until the judicial review of the Digital Economy Act is over.
It seems like the judicial investigation of the country’s controversial copyright law may have wrapped up several days ago. However, a decision is unlikely to be taken for some time, which may as well mean several months. Although Jim Killock of the Open Rights Group announced that the judgment on question is going to be handed down as soon as possible, considering the complexity of the arguments presented it is clear that the review will take some time. Meanwhile, another representative of the Open Rights Group, Peter Bradwell, hinted that there are some credible speculations that a review will likely be handed down for at least several weeks if not months.
British Internet service providers Talk Talk and BT were first to require the judicial review of the proposed legislation back in July 2010. The broadband providers are sure that the bill was passed into law without going through proper parliamentary procedures. In fact, the legislation was indeed rushed through Parliament in its ”wash-up” period, which means that it became law without correct scrutiny. In other words, the government failed to properly assess the impact of the new law. Later in 2010, the High Court agreed to hear the case, so the judicial review was scheduled to March 2011.
While MP Eric Joyce is saying that the Digital Economy Act will not be implemented within the nearest year, and the kinks will not be worked out for a few more years, Ofcom also added to the mix, deciding to delay development of an “initial obligations code” for an unspecified period of time. Its spokesperson admitted that there was a deadline for the Code to be brought into effect in March 2011, which obviously wasn’t met. This made Ofcom to extend that deadline for undetermined amount of time. However, the Ofcom representative didn’t say if the delay will persist until after the review is over, but the chances are that it will be, because the code it devises should be readjusted to suit the decision the High Court will take upon the completion of the review.
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Friday, April 1st, 2011
|GOOD !! the longer the digital economy act takes to get up and running the better, they would be far better investing their time money and effort on something worthwhile like trying to smash peado rings, catch more rapists and fixing all the god damned potholes in the roads around here..because it looks like our roads have been carpet bombed...thanks for the good article, keep them comming their invaluable|
|posted by (2011-04-03 00:05:12)|
|lol @ number one but all true the roads on my street look like bomb craters and there is a peado that is under watch so no1 can touch him but they would rather focus on file sharers its stupid|
|lol agree, so something to get your worth while back and not chase invisible ghost on the internet. lol||
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