Digital Economy Bill to make Internet access a legal right in UK?
The UK has published the Digital Economy Bill, aiming to boost the country’s digital economy. The bill includes a universal service obligation, which implies that ‘every home and business in the country has the legal right to have a 10Mbps connection installed if they request it‘. Other aspects of the bill have proven more controversial. For example, EFF writes that the new legislation restricts access to online pornography and expands criminal liability for copyright infringement. The law may enter into force as early as spring 2017.