in 2010, major legislation (the "Digital Economy Bill") is underway in the United Kingdom to halt the online piracy of intellectual property. This page is devoted to that effort.

Summary of the Bill

Note: this summary as is reported here. However, the Bill covers areas not germaine to online piracy and we have omitted those parts. The Bill implements aspects of Government policy on digital media set out in the ‘Digital Britain’ White Paper published in June 2009.

Key areas

  • Requires Ofcom to report on communications infrastructure and media content.
  • Imposes obligations on internet service providers to reduce online copyright infringement.
  • Allows the Secretary of State to intervene in internet domain name registration.1