Entries in 'bill' (28)

Mozilla CEO Eich resigns following anti-gay marriage bill donation

Mozilla CEO Eich resigns following anti-gay marriage bill donation

The CEO of Mozilla has stepped down following controversy over his donation to an anti-gay bill.

by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 4th 2014 at 12:21PM in News
Download firms wary of UK digital consumer rights bill

Download firms wary of UK digital consumer rights bill

Download retailers have their doubts over a UK bill that will allow consumers to return ‘faulty’ digital content.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 16th 2013 at 11:35AM in News
Protestors rally in Poland over bill similar to SOPA

Protestors rally in Poland over bill similar to SOPA

Crowds have gathered outside the European Parliament in Warsaw over a new SOPA-style bill which could threaten online freedom.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 25th 2012 at 10:17AM in News

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Time could be up for SOPA

Time could be up for SOPA

The US Congress could be ready to drop the controversial SOPA bill after House majority leader Eric Cantor said there would be no vote “unless there is consensus on the ...

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 17th 2012 at 8:34AM in News
ISPs lose DEA challenge

ISPs lose DEA challenge

UK internet service providers BT and TalkTalk have lost their challenge against the Government's Digital Economy Act.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2011 at 12:06PM in News
MPs consider web block plans

MPs consider web block plans

MPs have been in negotiations with Internet Service Providers and intellectual rights holders to create a system that would allow access to be blocked to certain websites.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2011 at 4:03PM in News
ISPs win Digital Economy Act review

ISPs win Digital Economy Act review

Internet service provider’s BT and TalkTalk have this afternoon been told by the High Court that they have won the right to a full and official judicial review of the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2010 at 2:28PM in News

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US: ESA to fight violent games bill

US: ESA to fight violent games bill

The Entertainment Software Association has vowed to fight Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed legislation that would illegalise the sale of violent games to minors in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 3:38PM in News
Clegg: I’ll repeal DEB

Clegg: I’ll repeal DEB

Still jubilant after his success as last night’s first ever UK televised Election Debate, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has announced that he will repeal the Digital Economy Bill if ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2010 at 5:06PM in News
‘Robust’ appeals process for DEB

‘Robust’ appeals process for DEB

UK communications industry regulator Ofcom has moved to assure the public that anyone accused of illegal filesharing under the recently passed Digital Economy Bill legislation will have access to “a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2010 at 3:49PM in News
Praise continues for DEB

Praise continues for DEB

The Digital Economy Bill has today become law having received Royal Assent, much to the delight of key figures both inside and outside the games industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2010 at 3:07PM in News

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DEB – what next for games industry?

DEB – what next for games industry?

The Digital Economy Bill is making its way into British law books, but with a General Election just weeks away the final chapter in the DEB’s story is still ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 7:00PM in News
ELSPA celebrates DEB ‘victory’

ELSPA celebrates DEB ‘victory’

Its opponents have ensured their voices were heard throughout the course of the Digital Economy Bill’s passage through Parliament, but in the wake of its passing its supporters have come ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 5:55PM in News
Video associations welcome DEB

Video associations welcome DEB

Despite all the controversy surrounding both the debate and content of the Digital Economy Bill, two UK trade bodies have welcomed its passing through Parliament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 5:41PM in News
Digital Economy Bill is passed

Digital Economy Bill is passed

The controversial Digital Economy Bill has been passed at Westminster, despite the persistent efforts of staunch opponents from the Liberal Democrats and even from within the Labour party but not, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 12:40AM in News

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DEB could be shelved until post-Election

DEB could be shelved until post-Election

The Digital Economy Bill’s passage through Parliament may not be as quick and easy as we’ve been lead to believe, with Commons Leader Harriet Harman assuring that there is “no ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2010 at 3:38PM in News
MPs criticised for DEB turnout

MPs criticised for DEB turnout

Britain’s MPs have been criticised for the poor turnout for yesterday’s discussion about the controversial Digital Economy Bill.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2010 at 2:30PM in News
Debate urged for Digital Economy Bill

Debate urged for Digital Economy Bill

Though it will no doubt be tough to put the just-announced General Election out of their minds, MPs will gather later today to discuss the controversial Digital Economy Bill – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2010 at 11:52AM in News
Coadec organising DEB meeting

Coadec organising DEB meeting

The Coalition for a Digital Economy has announced details of its Central London get together there it hopes UK business leaders can come to agreement regarding the controversial Digital Economy ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2010 at 12:23PM in News
ORG plans Digital Economy Bill protest

ORG plans Digital Economy Bill protest

The Open Rights Group has announced that it is to organise a public protest in response to the Lords’ passing of the Digital Economy Bill.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 12:27PM in News
The Lords pass Digital Economy Bill

The Lords pass Digital Economy Bill

Peter Mandelson’s increasingly controversial Digital Rights Bill has been approved by The House of Lords and now looks set for a pre-election approval at the hands of The Commons.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 12:23PM in News
BT boss slams net cut-off plans

BT boss slams net cut-off plans

The chief executive of British Telecom has slammed proposals included in the Digital Economy Bill that will grant authorities the power to disconnect file-sharers from the internet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2010 at 4:07PM in News
Lib Dems propose stricter piracy measures

Lib Dems propose stricter piracy measures

The Liberal Democrats have proposed an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill that will grant government the power to block websites that offer users the chance to illegally download copyrighted ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2010 at 2:28PM in News
Government cools ‘net disconnection threats

Government cools ‘net disconnection threats

In a lengthy response to a petition calling for Government to abandon Business Secretary Peter Mandelson’s plans to disconnect the internet connections of file-sharers, Number 10 has seemingly confirmed that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 2:06PM in News