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Digital Economy Bill here to stay

Digital Economy Bill here to stay

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New Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has stated that the new Government will not overturn the Digital Economy Bill, as rushed through in the last few weeks of Labour's tenure. The controversial bill which, among other things,... >>

Superfast broadband could be funded by licence fee

Superfast broadband could be funded by licence fee

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The 50p broadband tax that Labour wanted to introduce has been scrapped by the new coalition government. Instead the money to fund the superfast network, which isn't really superfast at all, will be raised by skimming money off of the top of the licence... >>

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

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While the UK wakes up to a hung parliament in the wake of May 2010's general election, many commentators are suggesting that none of the main parties achieved much electoral success. That includes one of Britain's newest and geekiest parties - Pirate... >>

Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

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Nick Clegg, buoyed by his success in the first of the three TV debates, has been making a few new promises to voters. One of them is that his party's going to be calling for a repeal of the Digital Economy Act (formerly the Digital Economy Bill) and its... >>

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

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TalkTalk, the loudest voice behind most ISP's general disapproval of the proposals put forward in Labour's unloved Digital Economy Bill, has vowed to continue the fight against the bill, despite it becoming law in the Parliamentary wash-up period.  The... >>

Digital Economy Bill: What it means for filesharers

Digital Economy Bill: What it means for filesharers

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If you haven't been languishing in a cave or living in some remote corner of the globe without TV or internet access, then you have probably come across something called the Digital Economy Bill. This bill was recently passed and it has within it certain... >>

UK Gov backtracks on Digital Economy bill

UK Gov backtracks on Digital Economy bill

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Shenanigans are afoot in the House Of Lords, as Parliament scrutinizes Peter Mandelson's Digital Economy bill, which Peter Mandelson is desperately trying to push through before the general election looms. The government has backtracked on one set of... >>