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Digital Britain - Final Report Now Available

Following the opening remarks by the Right Honourable Gordon Brown, MP Prime Minister, the report declares its ambition, "To secure the UK's position as one of the world's leading digital knowledge economies (p.7)."

The scale of the report is vast; it is about much more than intellectual property rights. That said, on the subject of IP, there is one sentence which is quaintly insightful. "A recent study in Scandinavia has shown that the biggest users of unlawful peer-to-peer material are also the biggest paid-for consumers of music (p.110)."

But, the correlation is unexplored. The next sentence is, "Where there are easy, affordable and lawful routes consumers will take them."


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