UK: Government ditches plan to act as IP rent-a-cop

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August 3, 2011
PC Magazine    
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"Regulators in the U.K. said Wednesday that they will ditch plans to block Web sites that contain pirated content. Under the Digital Economy Act, officials were allowed to ask the court to block Web sites dedicated to copyright infringement. A review of that law, however, 'concluded the provisions as they stand would not be effective,['] according to U.K. communications regulator Ofcom (Office of Communications).

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