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Part of:
Law in a Digital Age CPD Training Bundle
Categories:
IT, Technology & Telecoms
Intellectual Property Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to give the listener an overview of the regulations introduced by the Digital Economy Act 2010. It looks at the rationale behind the Act's provisions and takes the listener through a comprehensive account of the provisions contained in the Act. In particular, the podcast focuses on the controversial provisions in relation to copyright infringement and the draft guidance code.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the origins of the Digital Economy Act 2010;
  • Appreciate the regulations placed on OFCOM by the new Act;
  • Be aware of the new provisions relating to copyright infringement;
  • Understand the new regulations placed on ISP's;
  • Have an overview of the guidance codes accompanying the Digital Economy Act;
  • Know the new regulations applicable to television and radio services;
  • Understand the new video game classification under the Act.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Digital Economy Act 2010;
  • Communications Act 2003;
  • Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988;
  • Public Lending Right Act 1979;
  • Broadcasting Act 1990;
  • Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006;
  • Video Recordings Act 1984.
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This podcast looks at the Digital Economy Act 2010. In particular, it focuses on the controversial provisions regulating online copyright infringement and the new obligations on internet service providers and OFCOM. The podcast also explores the new regulations aimed at television, radio and video games.

Podcast: 24/08/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-01-30

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