Government to repeal Digital Economy Act website blocking provisions

RHIAN JONES

The government is pressing ahead with plans to repeal the website blocking provisions of the Digital Economy Act (DEA), Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert has announced.

The proposed web blocking provisions of the DEA have caused some controversy. Computerworld's James Firth suggests that, in theory, a court would be able to rubber stamp a blocking order for a website suggested to the Secretary of State by the music or film industry even if the website wasn't currently infringing copyright - but ...

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