Digital Economy Act – Impact on libraries

Technology has transformed universitites, public libraries, education and the economy. University and public library resources are used to support learning. Their services improve digital literacy, support online creativity and promote the government agenda of digital inclusion. The briefing explains the impact of the Digital Economy Act on libraries.

The briefing helps library and information professionals in public libraries and educational institutions understand the implications of the Digital Economy Act.

It considers the implications of being regarded as communication provider, internet service provider or subscriber under the Act.

(July 2012)