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Update on Digital Britain Report

The interim Digital Britain Report released last month

The interim Digital Britain Report released last month called for basically "a new rights agency to clear copyrights for online distribution; a national anti-copying scheme to reduce online infringement; recruiting ISPs to act as judge and executioner on their customers, making British internet connections liable to interference and disconnection on the basis of unsubstantiated copyright infringement claims; and a scheme to prevent unlawful remixing and other creative uses." This report has been criticized for being subject to "wishful thinking and special pleading, and a evidence-approach is recommended that will address net-neutrality, anti-copying technology, preventing unauthorized reuse, establishing a rights society and making ISPs the enforcers.

More information at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/feb/10/cory-doctorow-digital-britain