August 3, 2011
UK Government drops website blocking
Plans to block websites that host copyright infringing material are to be dumped by the government, reports the BBC.
Business secretary Vince Cable announced the change following a review of the policy by telecoms regulator Ofcom.
Website blocking was one of the key provision contained in the Digital Economy Act.
"We've discovered that the drafting of the original laws, which took place a year or so ago, were not tight. "There are test cases being fought in the courts, so we're looking at other ways of achieving the same objective, the blocking objective to protect intellectual property in those cases, but in a way that's legally sound.
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