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BT and TalkTalk lose three-strikes judicial review

By | Published on Wednesday 20 April 2011


Internet service providers BT and TalkTalk have lost in their attempt to force the government to rethink the controversial copyright section of the Digital Economy Act.

As much previously reported, the net firms argued the three-strikes provisions set out in the DEA breached European rules on privacy and internet rights, and that the new laws hadn’t been given sufficient scrutiny as they were rushed through parliament to meet the deadline of the General Election. But the judicial review considering those claims, which could have forced the government to take new proposals to parliament, has rejected all of the net firm’s arguments, though the judge’s found partially in their favour on the periphery issue of cost sharing.

This has all just happened, so we may well have a more detailed report tomorrow.