Digital Economy Act 2010

14Enforcement of obligationsE+W+S+N.I.

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After section 124K of the Communications Act 2003 insert—

124LEnforcement of obligations

(1)Sections 94 to 96 apply in relation to a contravention of an initial obligation or a technical obligation, or a contravention of an obligation under section 124G(6), as they apply in relation to a contravention of a condition set out under section 45.

(2)The amount of the penalty imposed under section 96 as applied by this section is to be such amount not exceeding £250,000 as OFCOM determine to be—

(a)appropriate; and

(b)proportionate to the contravention in respect of which it is imposed.

(3)In making that determination OFCOM must have regard to—

(a)any representations made to them by the internet service provider or copyright owner on whom the penalty is imposed;

(b)any steps taken by the provider or owner towards complying with the obligations contraventions of which have been notified to the provider or owner under section 94 (as applied); and

(c)any steps taken by the provider or owner for remedying the consequences of those contraventions.

(4)The Secretary of State may by order amend this section so as to substitute a different maximum penalty for the maximum penalty for the time being specified in subsection (2).

(5)No order is to be made containing provision authorised by subsection (4) unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.