Summary and implications

At present in the UK, there is little protection for consumers who have purchased digital content such as apps, online games, video or music downloads, software or e-books.

However, under new proposed legislation, all contracts for digital content with consumers will include an implied term guaranteeing the quality of the digital content and consumers will be entitled to refunds or other remedies for defective or poor quality content.

To prepare for the new rules, suppliers of digital content (such as software developers and retailers) should review their existing agreements (including licences) and their standard terms and conditions.

Click on the link below for a summary of the main changes which will affect all suppliers of digital content in the UK.

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