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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > UK’s Copyright Law to Be Postponed Due to Costs Concerns

UK’s Copyright Law to Be Postponed Due to Costs Concerns

UK’s Copyright Law to Be Postponed Due to Costs Concerns

Added: Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
The Digital Economy Act is the result of the British government’s attempt to fight Internet piracy, which includes sending notifications to people suspected of copyright violation amongst its provisions. However, the vital document specifying who’s to pay for all the troubles has been pulled out, which might lead to a delay of the law.


The paper in question is “Sharing of Costs Order” and it has been for some reason pulled out from the bill. The plan was to kick-start the anti-piracy measures in March 2014 which include sending notifications and even account blocking. Nevertheless, that last bid may not even be discussed; not only connections being terminated had been harshly criticized, but copyrights owners, to the surprise of some, offered a counterproposal – to change this measure for a fine.

According to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, technical changes are needed to the cost-sharing statutory instrument, which won’t have impact on the overall effect of the bill. It is going to re-introduce the statutory instrument as soon as possible.

The reason is explained by digital rights campaigners – the document in question was pulled out because of the concerns expressed by the country’s Treasury. The matter is that the costs for managing and applying the anti-piracy measures mentioned in the bill aren’t consistent with its “Managing Public Money” guidelines.

As such, the document that was initially created by the DMCS and Ofcom will be revised. After that, the Parliament will decide how to vote on it. Actually, it makes it look like sending out notifications in 2014 may appear no longer realistic.

In the meanwhile, the industry experts believe that Ofcom is spending lots of public money, which ultimately would be paid back by rights holders taking part in the scheme. Although the authorities claim that the current problem is technical compliance with the guidelines, the exact reasons are still unclear. But the fact that Ofcom is going to spend millions without clear commitment from rights holders about who will pay it back is obviously part of the problem.

At the moment, it is unclear how long it will take for the legislation to kick in, but the experts expect some drastic changes.

February 14th,2013

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Date:  Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Comments (11) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2013-02-14 19:14:57)
vedas avatarSam,Thanks for the article

posted by (2013-02-14 21:24:56)
Biggest_Baddest_Wolf avatarOne part that caught my attention and got a chuckle out of me:
"not only connections being terminated had been harshly criticized, but copyrights owners, to the surprise of some, offered a counterproposal – to change this measure for a fine."
Ofcourse the copyright owners prefer a fine over simple termination.
Simple termination would mean you still weren't forking over money, where a fine would eventually end up in their pockets, even if that fine first had to take a scenic route to get to them.

But that said, this article does point to bigger issues; once more the industry throws up some big plan, expecting everyone to just roll over and let those corporate ho's pull money out of the public's pockets... and once more, "who will pay back the bills that the public has to foot for us" ends up being a big dramatic and unclear issue.
Money going the industry's way, you can bet they have every detail figured out at start, who pays, where the money goes, who along the way gets to take some out of that money.
Money coming from the industry, well, suddenly everything gets a bit hazy, "we know we want money, and the government has to hold down the little guy while we rifle through said little guy's pockets, but we don't know who's going to pay the government for their help, or who's going to be paying back any public funds that we would gladly drain in prosecuting members of the public, but surely everyone can see that we have a solid plan, right? Signed, mr. Billy Grabyermoney, corporate ho."

Used to be a time where any political entity would have told those corporate ho's to get bent... but it's all about lobbyists and money these days.

posted by Blocked (2013-02-15 00:46:14)
skreamer avatarHumm if they fund it, it will only make them more determined to see a return on their 'investment'.

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET lover (2013-02-15 04:54:14)
Nan1977asdl avatarThe Dark night rises again. From the beginning I have told they are in a wrong direction.
They wouldn't stop without facing serious consequences for that. Lets them go.
History says whenever there is demolition basic human rights it fails to thrive.

posted by (2013-02-15 15:34:23)
No avatarIt's doomed to failure any way.
It will just drive people to cover their tracks more.

6 months to a year down the line and some spotty 15 year old will have cracked it.

He will probably be dragged through the courts and they will try to turn him in to scape goat but in the end it will be to late.

posted by (2013-02-17 17:11:22)
daveh avatarWhy not just use a proxy?

posted by (2013-02-19 00:10:09)
McLuvin75 avatarGood.

posted by (2013-02-19 04:17:41)
No avatarLOl its not really do to cost concerns. its do to the changes that was planed to be made in favor of intellectual property rights. the copyright reform was to make changes to crack down on file share YES, BUT it was also going allow people with legit copy's to duplicate them for ether back up or for use on other devices. so I bet the entertainment industries did like the sound of that and did some thing to stop the changes and just come up with some B* excuse.

posted by (2013-02-19 08:31:06)
No avatarhang on! ok I didn't get Embolism either. Perhaps its some thing to do with my education or simply my IQ. Can you make it a little easy for people like me i.e normal folks?

I don't think a VPN alone will do the job. torrent clients normally don't like VPN(moment I turn mine ON, bit torrent stops downloading). We might need something else as well....

I think these big companies will take over sooner or later. Stealing from a mafia is so much difficult specially when they have to share a little of their takings with some artist. And we all know artists have twisted minds when it comes to demands.

posted by (2013-02-21 23:54:13)
PIPA avatargood info

posted by Site FriendET loverTurtle (2013-02-22 10:58:31)
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