Back to the ’80s for the government’s ‘Industrial Strategy’…
THE UK GOVERNMENT has published a white paper that outlines its plans to work towards tighter anti-piracy legislation in Britain.
The new Industrial Strategy white paper seeks to aid the British creative industries against piracy, making it harder for people to download illegal content online, such as movies, music and books shared via free torrent files.
“Online piracy continues to be a serious inhibitor to growth in the creative industries,” the white paper states.
It continues: “Technologies like stream ripping and illicit streaming devices enable illegitimate access to content without rewarding its creators. This sector deal sets out measures to make it easier for creative businesses to get the finance they need to grow.”
Spotted by TorrentFreak, the paper also outlines how UK parliament plan to oversee talks between British creative industries and digital service providers, including online marketplaces, social media, content upload platforms, and advertisers in regards to copyright protections.
Technologies like stream ripping and illicit streaming devices enable illegitimate access to content without rewarding its creators