fairer economic landscape online
Matt Hancock needs to start looking at better digital ownership laws.
One of the most important law cases that didn't happen, was the misreporting that Bruce Willis was going to sue apple over the lack of digital inheritance with his massive iTunes library. A cynical person might say those with influence in this area told him not to pursue the idea. Its a shame, someone of his influence could have made the digital landscape a lot fairer for consumers.
Right now, in the UK I'd guess there to be hundreds of millions of pounds of digital assets owned buy consumers. iTunes tracks, google play videos, Steam games, amazon eBooks and so one. None of which the consumer has any defined rights of ownership. You die and you next of kin have no right to them.
Things like Steam impose ridiculous restrictions. Own 2 computers and 100 games, play 1 game on one computer and the other 99 are locked out from any other computer.
We desperately need digital ownership laws to give consumers basic rights that have been taken away,