Reuters February 15, 2019 14:29:54A British court has rejected a request to give consumers refunds for purchases made online through VPN services.
The Court of Appeal in London said the UK’s Copyright Act was not compatible with the principles of freedom of expression in the Digital Economy Act of 2018.
The appeal heard the case of a man who used VPN services to buy goods online in the UK.
The court ruled that the act was not incompatible with the European Union’s Copyright Directive and that the UK law was in line with the law in most other European countries.
The law allows citizens to obtain copyright rights for works that they have downloaded, even if the copyright holder has not authorized the use of the works.
It does not extend to works produced after January 1, 2020.
The UK has been hit with a series of copyright lawsuits since Brexit.