by Mike Masnick
Thu, Jul 8th 2010 4:29am
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.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- UN Appoints Special Expert To Report On Online Privacy; Surprisingly, US And UK Don't Object
- Copyright Industry Keeps Asking For More In Australia: VPN Ban Next?
- UK Positioning Itself As Bitcoin's Best Friend
- David Cameron Says People Aren't Radicalized By Poverty Or Foreign Policy, But By Free Speech Online, So ISPs Agree To Censor Button
- UK Gov't Tries And Fails To Hide Details Of GHCQ/Telecoms Tapping Fiber Lines