Update (October 2012)Ofcom have released a further draft of the Initial Obligations Code, which is central to the implementation of measures contained within the Digital Economy Act to prevent illegal peer to peer filesharing. The draft highlighted the contribution UCISA and others had made to the draft through consultation responses during the drafting of the Act and Code. The draft is currently with the European Commission for approval. The code notes the good practice highlighted in our responses, stating that “universities would continue to build on current, effective practice, in reducing/ preventing and monitoring copyright infringement”. It is important to recognise that connections made via Janet are outside the scope of the Act. Andrew Cormack’s blog gives details of the Act’s coverage.
Guidance for universities and colleges on the Act.