Pirates tool up - Digital Economy Act nowhere to be seen

In delivering a project last night I was amazed to see a few of the pirate sites for live content running, wait for it, six simultaneous live feeds, many with blue chip advertising in support.

For those of you who have delivered contribution feed you will know that to manage 6 simultaneous feeds would be a challenge for a mid-size legitimate commercial operator given, if nothing else, the upstream bandwidth requirements.

The existence of the advertisers - who had been brokered via well known agencies shows this is no longer the province of the nerds in the back room with a soldering iron.

We understand that the Digital Economy Act is making much progress - any suggestions what this might be ?