This seminar offered a timely opportunity to consider the practical challenges of implementing measures in the Digital Economy Act aimed at tackling online copyright infringement and the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP's possible anti-piracy measures for the Communications Act. These measures included creating a cross-industry body, perhaps modelled on the Internet Watch Foundation, to be charged with identifying infringing websites; a streamlined legal process to make it possible for the courts to act quickly; and greater responsibilities for ISPs, advertisers and credit card companies to combat piracy.
Panel sessions focused on tackling websites accused of facilitating the distribution of copyrighted material; where responsibility should lie for monitoring sites; whether those in the media ecosystem such as ISPs, advertisers and financial services are doing enough to reduce access to pirated material; and whether, alongside content providers, they are providing delivery models that meet consumer demand. The agenda included discussion on challenges facing proposals for the mass notification of infringers, the costs of appeal and possible solutions to deterring piracy in the UK.
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