Ofcom unveil their new anti-piracy policy

"Proposed legislation aimed at reducing online copyright infringement has been published by Ofcom, as part of the Digital Economy Act 2010."

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Ofcom unveil their new anti-piracy policy

The Act requires that the code of practice is implemented no later than eight months from Royal Assent, including approval from the European Commission.
Subject to consultation and approval, Ofcom expects the code to come into force in early 2011.

This would mean that the seven largest ISPs – BT, Talk Talk, Virgin Media, Sky, Orange, O2 and Post Office – will be covered by the code from the outset. Ofcom propose to regularly review evidence of online copyright infringement across all service providers and to extend the scope of the code if appropriate.

The code also sets out the threshold for including subscribers on a copyright infringers list which must be compiled by ISPs.
ISPs will have to record the number of notifications sent to their subscribers and maintain an anonymised list of alleged serial copyright infringers.

Copyright holders can then request information on this list and pursue a court order to identify serial infringers and take legal action against them.
Ofcom is proposing a three stage notification process for ISPs to inform subscribers of copyright infringements and proposes that subscribers which have received three notifications within a year may be included in a list requested by a copyright owner.
Ofcom say thier approach is guided by the need to protect the interests of consumers and citizens. 

Ofcom will establish an independent, robust subscriber appeals mechanism for consumers who believe they have received incorrect notifications, arrangements for enforcement and dealing with industry disputes, as well as sharing the costs arising from the code.
This could spell bad news for online privacy, you can read the full summary on Ofcom’s site.

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06-05-2010, 21:54:49

My mom has an issue with her computer with the color quality setting changing when the computer is turned on. When the computer is turned on from sleep it boots up fine and when the desktop screen appears its fine for about 10 seconds then goes black, when it comes back on the color quality setting is set to "lowest" (8 bit I think). I can switch it back to 32 bit and it stays that way until next shut down. Its a Sony Vaio and is running XP and the gpu is a GeForce fx5200. I have installed new drivers from NVIDIA but problem is still there. I am unsure if the card is going bad or maybe something else. Any suggestions would be awesome, I will be over there this weekend to look at it for her. Thanks!

07-05-2010, 02:37:47

Sounds like a driver problem, nothing too serious... You could always create a batch file on the desktop to change this. Sounds like it's entering driver recovery mode.

11-05-2010, 16:54:12

Thanks for the help but I'm afraid I do not know how to do this. If you give a couple of pointers it would help, but if it requires you to have to write me a book then I don't mind consulting Dr. Google. Even a link to something helpful will be enough. Thanks again!

11-05-2010, 17:29:24

maybe route through the BIOS to see whats is there is the GPU settings,or talk to Sony

is it still under warranty?

11-05-2010, 17:50:52


maybe route through the BIOS to see whats is there is the GPU settings,or talk to Sony

is it still under warranty?

No warranty cuz it's a pretty old dude. I think I bought in 01' and probably put in the card in 04' (when it cost $150). Its a PCV- RX650

12-05-2010, 03:17:12

well like i said your best bet is to speak to sony fella

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