Consumer Rights Act: T minus 1 day—how does it apply to digital content?

Consumer Rights Act: T minus 1 day—how does it apply to digital content?

Are you excited yet? Bought any fireworks? Been practicing how to link arms properly to Auld Lang Syne?

That's right: only one day to go until the Consumer Rights Act becomes law and the country is fizzing with excitement.

(Well, we are at Comet anyway.)

So what do you need to know?

We've already written briefly about how this new law applies to goods:

https://twitter.com/LexisUK_Comml/status/648519372672208896

And services:

https://twitter.com/LexisUK_Comml/status/648791798761029632

Today we'll take a quick look at digital content, which the law deals with specifically for the first time.

Sections 34 to 36 of the Act set out the standards applying to the supply of digital content.

Like for goods, the Act states that digital content must be:

  • of satisfactory quality
  • fit for purpose, and
  • as described

Unlike goods, there are also specific rules in section 40 of the Act which deal with modified content. For example, any modified content should continue to adhere to the above stand

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