Government passes Digital Economy bill

By Johnny Cullen, Thursday, 8 April 2010 09:04 GMT

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The UK government finally passed the much-heated Digital Economy bill, but not without trouble.

The legislation will now become law after going through the parliamentary wash-up process, passing with a majority vote of 142, although was under much criticism because of several MPs complaining it was too important to have it go through the period which happens before a General Election.

Out of the measures included in the bill, including new anti-piracy controls, the main one for the games industry is that PEGI ratings will now become the sole age rating system in the UK, with the BBFC ratings getting booted out.

Get more details of the DE bill at GI and The Guardian. Thanks, Hunam.

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