Category UK

Google Meets Harry Potter — Well Not Quite!

Google is digitizing the collections of national libraries in the UK and elsewhere. Governments are now just getting around to wondering what to do about it.

Progressive Response in the UK?

The Queen’s Speech heralded adoption in the UK, but don’t look for it in the coming year.

UK Government Releases Digital Britain Report

The comprehensive report states that intellectual property theft is civil theft.

UMG and Virgin Media Launch Subscription DRM-Free Music Downloads in UK

An attempt to forestall government regulation of online music.

UK Digital Rights Agency Likely to End Up on the Cutting Room Floor

By Bill Jones It appears that the recently touted creation of a Rights Agency in the UK is unlikely to make it to the final Digital Britain Report i.e. the idea and recommendation will be dropped. Lord Carter has suggested that the concept has apparently met much opposition; the main one being that the creation of […]

R.I.P. Rightscom Daily News Briefing

Rightscom ceases publication of its useful email news summary service.

Proposals to Change Rights Management in Britain. Where Will It End Up?

The UK Government looks into the idea of a Digital Rights Agency.

Adobe Extends E-Book Platform to Several Mobile Devices

Adobe makes the e-book platform sweepstakes into a two-horse race with Amazon.

Digital Britain Report Calls for ISP Antipiracy Levy

A misguided proposal for redirecting antipiracy economics in the UK.