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Old 4th August 2011
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by John Eppstein View Post
Cable is fronting for the pirates. He won't get far.
Sorry to dash your hopes...

Copyright laws shaken up, plan to block websites scrapped | Reuters

The courts will no longer be able to enforce blocking of "illegal content" websites. The court case that prompted this thread is unlikely to be repeated.

"Personal" copying (ripping to iPods etc) will now be permitted.

"Illegal" downloading is still just that. ISPs still have to pay a quarter of the cost of sending infringement notices, but they no longer have to pay for setting up the system.

"Orphaned" works, where the copyright holder cannot be contacted, will have their protection removed - they can be used for commercial and cultural purposes.