Podcast: Digital Economy Act advice for universities and colleges
The controversial Digital Economy Act 2010 has generated much public debate, and the implications for colleges and universities remain unclear. The Act aims to tackle online copyright infringement by giving Ofcom, the communication industry regulator, new powers to deal with it. JISC is advising all institutions to consult the Ofcom codes by 31 July 2010 and to start preparing now to understand the implications of the law.
Nicola Yeeles from JISC spoke to Kirsty McLaughlin, legal information specialist at JISC Legal, to find out what the new Act could mean for those who work and learn in universities and colleges.
Listen to the podcast (Duration 8:09)
JISC Legal guidance on the Digital Economy Act 2010
Supplementary interviews on this topic
The implications for universities and colleges Professor Charles Oppenheim, Loughborough University (Duration 4.54) MP3
The implications for museums Dr Naomi Korn, Copyright adviser (Duration 6.36) MP3
Reducing copyright infringement in education Saskia Walzel, Policy advocate, Consumer Focus (Duration 7.12) MP3
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