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UK govt introduces Digital Economy Bill to Parliament

Tuesday 5 July 2016 | 17:45 CET | News
The UK Government has introduced the Digital Economy Bill to Parliament. The Bill includes a number of intellectual property measures designed to help the creative industries and protect their work. It includes elements to increase sentencing options for people who infringe copyright laws online; and enable registered design owners to give notice of their rights more cheaply and flexibly. The Bill also enables everyone to have the right to fast broadband. It is expected to move to the Lords in autumn 2016 subject to parliamentary timetabling. Royal Assent is expected in spring 2017.

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