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The government has outlined the details of its proposed digital rights agency.
The agency -a key element of Lord Carter's Digital Britain report - would encourage people to use legal sources of copyrighted material.
The proposals, which Lord Carter called a "straw man" have been published to trigger a debate on the subject, rather than an outline of future policy.
"This straw man could be torched, tolerated or a touchstone for the start point of constructive debate," he said.
"I for one hope it is the latter," he added.
The report highlights attitude changes in the digital age, saying consumers are no longer prepared to be told when and where they can access content.