The Digital Economy Bill: Fit For Purpose?

    View Authors January 2010

    This week's Financial Times (13 January) published an article focusing on the government's apparent "climb down" on one of the most controversial aspects of the Digital Economy Bill. This relates to the ability of the government to use secondary legislation to introduce new powers to stop copyright infringements as technology develops. In fact, the government did not concede as much ground as the headlines state so it is worth being reminded of what is in the Bill.