Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Ofcom to review parts of Digital Economy Act

The Government has asked Ofcom to review the Digital Economy Act’s proposed measures to restrict copyright infringement. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said there were questions over whether proposals, which include allowing courts to block sites that persist in sharing copyrighted music, would work in practice. The Government has been under pressure from various parties, including the Open Rights Group, to reassess the Digital Economy Act, which was introduced and passed during the previous Labour administration. See more at New Media Age here and the Open Rights Group here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.