UK ISPs Already Taking The Digital Economy Act To Court
from the is-it-legit? dept
BT and TalkTalk, two UK ISPs who had been critics of the Digital Economy Act all along, are now going to court to find out if it’s legal, before they go through the hassle of implementing any of the provisions. They’re apparently claiming that the law was passed with “insufficient scrutiny,” and that the implementation rules coming out of Ofcom put them at a disadvantage competitively. While both of those things are true, it’s not clear that this makes the law invalid. It would certainly be nice if the courts ruled it invalid, but it also seems like a long shot.