The next stage of the Digital Britain Report was the inclusion of the Digital Economy Bill in the Queens Speech and the introduction of the Bill to the House of Lords on 19 November.
The Key points of the Bill are
Latest news on the Bill
Summary of the Bill
To make provision about the functions of the Office of Communications; to make provision about the online infringement of copyright, about licensing of copyright and performers’ rights and about penalties for infringement; to make provision about internet domain registries; to make provision about the functions of the Channel Four Television Corporation; to make provision about the regulation of television and radio services; to make provision about the regulation of the use of the electromagnetic spectrum; to amend the Video Recordings Act 1984; to make provision about public lending right in relation to electronic publications; and for connected purposes.
The following diagram explains the process of the Bill through the House of Lords and then the Commons. We anticipate that the Bill will get Royal Assent by April 2010.