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Ofcom is set to publish its Code of Practice for tackling internet copyright infringement next month, it has announced.

The media regulator is developing the code as required by the Digital Economy Act, to outline the responsibilities of internet service providers (ISPs) in terms of tackling illegal filesharing.

A consultation on the code was opened last summer, with the final guidelines originally expected to be published before the end of last year, reports ISPreview.co.uk.

However, a number of factors – including the Digital Economy Act judicial review procedures – have delayed the publication until spring 2011.

Speaking to the news provider, an Ofcom Spokesperson commented: "With regards to the code, we are working through a number of procedural and process points with government but we expect to publish it in the next six weeks."

A number of organisations including the Open Rights Group have continued to campaign against anti-filesharing legislation, while ISP TalkTalk previously said it would not comply with the act.

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