Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ofcom DEA consultation to close this month

Those with an interest in the Digital Economy Act 2010 should respond to the Ofcom Draft Obligations Code. CLICK HERE to visit the response page. Consultation closes at the end of this month.

This is a great chance for copyright and trademark owners to make sure that the general thrust of the Act, the protection of the creative industries, is not swamped in a tsunami of red tape and quality assurance protocols dreamt up by Brownesque bureaucrats and the PR representatives of the ISP's.

Are area which merits special attention is the cost model which might be imposed - in other words if each Copyright Infringment Notice will cost, say £10, then it will become totally uneconomic to enforce your rights as a copyright / trademark owner vs the ISP's.