31st July 2010 20:00
This statement can be downloaded here.
During the gaps between elections the Pirate Party is working hard to protect the rights of citizens and businesses across the country. Last week the Party submitted its response to Ofcom's consultation on the Initial Obligations Code; part of the measures on online infringement of copyright included in the Digital Economy Act 2010. This Code lays out a process by which Copyright Owners (or their agents) can target those they feel are repeatedly infringing their copyright with more precision. While the implementation of such a Code (expected in early 2011) could help reduce the number of threatening letters received by innocent citizens, the Party is concerned with an alarming number of elements that appear lacking in the draft Code produced by Ofcom.