Q&As

What does the proposed Consumer Rights Bill say about digital content?

read titleRead full title
Published on LexisPSL on 27/10/2014

The following Commercial Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What does the proposed Consumer Rights Bill say about digital content?
  • Introduction to the Consumer Rights Bill
  • Provisions of the Bill in relation to digital content
  • What happens now?
  • Is there any other legislation affecting digital content?

Introduction to the Consumer Rights Bill

Among other things, the Consumer Rights Bill deals with rights and remedies for consumers in relation to digital content. It is currently passing through Parliament. For more information on the passage of the Bill, see Commercial Tracker and for detailed information on the Bill as a whole, see Practice Note: Consumer Rights Act 2015—summary.

Provisions of the Bill in relation to digital content

Clause 2 of the Bill defines ‘digital content’ as data that is produced and supplied in digital form. This could be on a tangible medium such as a DVD or via streaming or download.

This area of law is new, as current law does not apply to digital content. It applies irrespective of whether the consumer has paid for the digital content supplied (clause 33(2)). A trader does not su

Popular documents