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UK Digital Economy Bill Update

There has been a lot of activity on the UK Digital Economy bill in recent days including a leaked recording industry lobby document outlining its efforts to push the bill through and news that the Lib Dems plan to oppose the disconnection and web censorship provisions.

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March 15, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Internet Companies: UK Digital Economy Bill Threatens Free Speech

Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Ebay, along with the UK's largest internet service providers, are arguing that changes to the UK Digital Economy bill poses a theat to free speech.

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March 10, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Concerns Mount Over British Digital Economy Bill

The UK Digital Economy Bill is facing mounting criticism, as an influential group of MPs has expressed concern the bill may violate human rights.

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February 8, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

UK Digital Economy Bill Dealt Blow as Minister Resigns

The Guardian reports that the UK government's bid to push the digital economy bill through has been dealt another setback after Siôn Simon, the creative industries minister appointed to pilot the legislation through parliament for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, announced he is resigning an MP.

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February 4, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

UK Digital Economy Bill To Be Watered Down

Facing increasing criticism, the UK government has agreed to water down the Digital Economy Bill.  Press reports indicate that it plans to offer a compromise on a provision that would limit the power to amend copyright laws with limited review.

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January 13, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads