VCAP

Digital Economy Act Lite To Roll Out

Tuesday, 22 July, 2014 - 16:00

The "Digital Economy Act lite" programme of sending spam "education" emails announced under a voluntary agreement between copyright industry bodies and ISPs is to roll out.

The four big ISPs - BT, TalkTalk, Virgin and Sky - are set to surveil their customers and send out emails under the scheme called Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme (Vcap).

The controversial Digital Economy Act, forced through in the dying days of the Gordon Brown Government set out a similar scheme, but it has not been enacted.