Government reviews site blocking in DEA

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has asked Ofcom to assess whether the sections in the Act that deal with website blocking are actually workable.

Hunt said he wanted to ensure that businesses have the right tools to protect themselves from online copyright infringement. He also said he has "no problem" with the principle of blocking access to websites used exclusively for facilitating illegal downloading of content.

However, Hunt was concerned if the Act's reserve powers to enable courts to block websites ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article. Sign up today and you will receive:

  • 4 weeks access to news, features and chart analysis
  • 4 Digital issues of Music Week
  • The Music Week app
  • Tailored email news alerts
Start your free trial


If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...