Government pulls big number from ass...
"At the same time the government's assessment found that the DEB could plump up £350m in extra tax for the Treasury, as well as bring in around £1.7bn in sales to content owners."
£1.7bn? The old every download is a lost sale road apple again?
Free loaders will not buy anything other then a vpn service maybe.
People who download stuff that's not available in there area as defined by the content owners, can't buy it.
People who download a TV show, then buy the box set when it's released may not buy the box set if they don't know if it's any good.
I expect they could increase sales more by allowing anyone to buy from any iTunes site no mater where they live. But the control freaks are not going to go for that.