Court Order Needed in UK to Disclose Infringers' DetailsAdded: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
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The UK’s watchdog Ofcom can make Internet Service Providers develop the Copyright Infringement Code by themselves.
Ofcom has stated that copyright owners, willing to obtain personal information regarding copyright infringers in order to launch legal action against downloaders, will first need to receive a court order. After the recent passage of the Digital Economy Bill by the government, Ofcom now has to supervise the implementation of means intended to fight online piracy.
The watchdog explained that Internet Service Providers will need to notify the Internet subscribers of copyright owners’ accusations of violation the copyright legislation and also to list the users receiving multiple unquestioned notifications. Ofcom clarified that users must be acquainted with sufficient amount of information regarding any allegation, so that they would be able to challenge the reason of the sent notification. They also need to have an opportunity to use effective appeals mechanism. Moreover, the copyright owners can only obtain the details of subscribers who hadn’t challenged the allegations of copyright infringement after receiving a court order. Ofcom strongly believes that any transfer of such personal data could undoubtedly be done only by obtaining a court order, because this information processing must be performed in accordance with the private information protection legislation.
Now the watchdog has 8 months to develop a Copyright Infringement Code intended to introduce and regulate the online piracy measures. Nevertheless, Ofcom is pondering over whether to allow ISPs to design the Code on their own, with the main goal being to create the practicability of drafted Code of Practice. It later will need to be approved by a sufficient number of stakeholders to become credible and be presented to the watchdog before the deadline. If it won’t, Ofcom could quickly move to an appropriate draft which it would expect to be supported by stakeholders.
The first version of the Code of Practice will be introduced in May, and a final one is expected in September. Then the Code will be presented to the European Commission.
According to DEB, Ofcom is required to send quarterly reports describing levels of illicit file-sharing in the country and legal actions launched by copyright holders.
In case of these measures fail to decrease Internet piracy by 75%, the Secretary of State would ask Internet Service Providers to force some technical measures, including limiting connection speeds and banning the access to the Internet.
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
|This is all going to get very complicated!|
Specially when people get wise to VPN, and the data traffic will be unidentifiable from document files, or even video streaming from legitimate TV, or movie rental sites. The ISP will have a very difficult job to break the incryption used by the VPN, considering how much traffic is passing through their system. From the other side the media companies will not be able to track the IP address as it would be only a variable proxy.
So as I said all will become very complicated, but not for us as anyone with any sense will be well hidden.
|posted by (2010-04-14 23:27:18)|
|another 1st class read SaM thanks keep up the good work love your up2date info/reviews .. ET defo the place2be|
|posted by (2010-04-15 03:10:17)|
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|posted by (2010-04-15 08:02:56)|
|What is VPN?|
|posted by (2010-04-15 12:49:01)|
|I was told today on one private tracker site that if you use vpn there they will ban you while its not hosted in the uk its got all tv show from the uk on there so they will have to do something|
|virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization's network. A virtual private network can be contrasted with an expensive system of owned or leased lines that can only be used by one organization. The goal of a VPN is to provide the organization with the same capabilities, but at a much lower cost. put it this way think of your pc as your bedroom and your virtual private network as your house your bedroom would remain invisable whilst your house (the virtual private network) does all the websurfing in laymans terms you would become invisable downloading p2p stuff but these vpn usually come at a cost it's up to you if you decide the cost would be worth it|
|My friends, please just pay for a high performing VPN or proxy for your area. In these days and times they are a huge safeguard and well worth the money (if your VPN works well). I have been using blocklists successfully for years, but things are getting nasty. Time to bite the bullet.|
|posted by (2010-04-15 14:51:21)|
|Thnks for the info sam.|
scary times.....and i cant afford a VPN....boo hoo!!!!
keep up the good work E.T
|posted by (2010-04-15 19:43:59)|
|How good are the free VPN software i found one that a security suite and vpn/ssl included in software.|
|"Canadian Pirate Party became the first official Pirate Party outside European Union." Not true, the USPP exists and operates in two states so far, http://www.pirate-party.us/|
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good article sam The law here in UK sucks big time
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