The London high court has rejected the claims of UK's two largest internet service providers, BT and TalkTalk that the Digital Economy Act (DEA) was unlawful. The court has considered only one argument of the internet provided that how the costs of enforcing the DEA will be divided between ISPs and copyright holders.
TalkTalk and BT have been able to win a review of the Online Piracy law, as they argued that the parliament had rushed the law, prior to the mid-term general elections in May. The judge presiding over the proceedings in a High Court asked for a review of the act after he felt that the Act might collide with the recent piracy laws issued by the European Union.
In a Friday revelation, United for Local Television (ULTV), the industry association of local TV operators, said that it has complained to communications regulator Ofcom pertaining to the launch of the controversial Project Canvas - a joint venture aimed at bringing Internet content and new video-on-demand services to television in the UK.
BT and TalkTalk desire a judicial evaluation of the Digital Economy Act, stating that the controversial new bylaw might violate "basic rights and freedoms," reports the BBC.
The act, which offers to make disconnect persistent unlawful filesharers from the internet, had been passed into law in the month of April wash-up period, before Parliament was dissolved.
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