Illicit P2P file-sharing: Contribute to the SCL Response

August 13, 2008

File-sharing and the legal or regulatory methods available to inhibit illicit P2P file-sharing are hot topics. If you want to help SCL respond to the recent BERR paper, a special meeting has been organised at the offices of Maclay Murray & Spens LLP at London Wall. The meeting takes place at 4 pm on 17 September Read about how to attend here.

According to BERR, ‘This consultation is intended to set out and gather views on a proposal for a co-regulatory approach that could be adopted in order to facilitate and ensure co-operation between Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and rights holders to address the problem of illicit use of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file-sharing technology to exchange unlawful copies of copyright material. This takes forward Recommendation 39 of the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property which addressed the issue of illicit use of P2P. The consultation also identifies and seeks views on other potential options and calls for evidence on issues related to illicit use of P2P.’

For more about the BERR consultation, click here.