We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

BT and TalkTalk in fresh challenge to Digital Economy Act

BULLETIN: ISPs take further action as they seek ‘clarity’

BT and TalkTalk are seeking leave to appeal against a court judgement that largely supported the Digital Economy Act.

Following the suppliers' request for a judicial review of the act, last month the High Court rejected four out of five of their claims.

The suppliers had argued the act was "rushed through" and had "insufficient scrutiny", and they raised concerns that measures to tackle net piracy could be in breach of "basic rights and freedoms".

Last week, BT and TalkTalk said they were seeking leave to appeal the review. They intend for these "remaining areas of concern" to be looked at by the Court of Appeal.

BT and TalkTalk said they "felt obliged to seek clarity", partly in case any third party questions the Act in future and has it overturned.


IDG UK Sites

Windows 9 release date, price, features: Videos leak as Microsoft sets 30 September unveiling

IDG UK Sites

The top 10 Apple products ranked by pixel density: Which Apple devices have the sharpest screens?

IDG UK Sites

SBTRKT's Look Away webcam-based interactive music video won't keep your gaze

IDG UK Sites

Retina MacBook Air release date rumours and specs: Gold 12in Retina MacBook Air almost 1cm thinner...