Who's going to pay for anti-piracy letters?

British copyright holders are already facing a bill in excess of £16m to get so-called ‘three strikes’ anti-piracy letters off the ground in early 2014. 

The latest step in the implementation of the Digital Economy Act, Ofcom’s Online Infringement of Copyright Order determines who will cough up for cautionary letters sent to customers caught using copyright infringement sites. 

An appeals body, which will consider subscriber appeals against reports of infringement, must also be paid for.

Ofcom’s suggested framework would see ...

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