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Old 4th August 2011
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Originally Posted by Don Hills View Post
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.
No Don, illegal downloading is not a personal use copy if you never purchased a copy to begin with! Expect massive push back on this before it gets past the goal line.

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