Fri, 04/05/2012 - 08:35
The general secretary of the Society of Authors has called for a one-on-one meeting with culture secretary Ed Vaizey to directly address the needs of authors in relation to e-book lending, Public Lending Right (PLR) and privacy, as a new era of volunteer-run libraries presses forward.
Nicola Solomon is seeking assurances that the...
Tue, 06/03/2012 - 14:52
The Publishers Association has said it is looking forward to working with internet service providers BT and TalkTalk and the government in implementing the Digital Economy Act, as the Court of Appeal this morning upheld the bill.
The Court of Appeal quashed BT and TalkTalk's argument that the act could limit users' rights. The...
Mon, 16/05/2011 - 09:55
The coalition government must implement the Digital Economy Act in order to safeguard intellectual property (IP), the president of the Publishers Association has said.
Implementation of the act, which was approved last year, had been held up following a legal challenge by BT and TalkTalk. However, a court ruling last month dismissed...
Wed, 20/04/2011 - 16:05
The Publishers Association has said it is "delighted" by the High Court ruling in favour of the government in a legal challenge against the Digital Economy Act.
BT and TalkTalk launched the legal challenge in November 2010, saying the act would "impact on the privacy and free expression rights" of UK internet users...
Wed, 14/07/2010 - 08:15
An addendum to the Digital Economy Act, whereby internet providers are charged for the amount of pirated material they allow to pass through their networks, is to be put forward at a Westminster conference today, the FT reports.
Thu, 01/07/2010 - 12:48
The Digital Economy and Copyright acts are topping the list of laws members of the public are asking to have repealed, as part of the coalition government's pledge to cut unpopular regulations.
The 'Your Freedom' website, on which people are encouraged to submit and...