Wired: The final text of the UK government’s Digital Britain Report has been released. The report is, according to its authors, the government’s “strategic vision for ensuring that the UK is at the leading edge of the global digital economy.”
PaidContent has done a cracking summary of the 275 page report, highlighting three main issues:
- There will be a new fund to pay for the development of high-speed broadband networks.
- There are no plans to create a ‘Three-strikes and you’re out law’ to punish those downloaders who violate copyright law.
- There no plans to make it easier for newspapers to consolidate by relaxing media ownership laws.
The Guardian also has exhaustive coverage of the detailed report, and leads with a piece by Charles Arthur highlighting the report’s idea that OFCOM should be given powers to ensure that internet service providers reduce illegal file-sharing on their networks by 70%.
Wired.co.uk’s media correspondent Peter Kirwan will cover the report in Wired’s media blog, The Great Transition, tommorow.
In the mean time you can read the full text of report at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s Web site here.