TalkTalk and BT to fight Digital Economy Act


July 9, 2010

The introduction of the Digital Economy Act was passed through the “wash up” period at the end of the last parliament, but it would appear that some internet service providers are beginning to see that there are some things wrong with this new law.

In a joining of forces, the UK’s two largest ISPs, BT and TalkTalk, are seeking a judicial review of the law, claiming that it possibly infringes basic rights and freedoms.

The issue here is whether or not this act conflicts with existing EU laws, especially as the law was rushed through without it being thoroughly tested by experts in law and by the industries involved.

However, according to the government, the act is consistent with the laws passed by the EU.






 

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