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BT and TalkTalk beaten in Digital Economy Act appeal

BT and TalkTalk beaten in Digital Economy Act appeal

By 6 March 2012

BT and TalkTalk have failed with an appeal over copyright infringement with regards to online file-sharing. The appeal by the two ISPs was a protest against the UK's Digital Economy Act that was passed in the last few weeks of the Labour government in... >>

Premier League teams up to take on ISPs in Digital Economy Act row

Premier League teams up to take on ISPs in Digital Economy Act row

By 31 January 2011

The Digital Economy Act - you remember that, right? (it caused quite a fuss when it was introduced last year)? Well, it looks as if the fuss is set to return as the Premier League has teamed up with eight other organisations including the Producers' Alliance... >>

BT and TalkTalk willing to fight Digital Economy Act

BT and TalkTalk willing to fight Digital Economy Act

By 8 July 2010

BT and TalkTalk are taking their opposition to the Digital Economy Act to the High Court, after both companies filed papers asking for a judicial review of the controversial act. The Act, which was rushed through at the tail-end of the Labour's government... >>

Ofcom acts on Digital Economy Act

Ofcom acts on Digital Economy Act

By 28 May 2010

Ofcom has published the draft initial obligations code as a result of the guidelines laid out in the controversial Digital Economy Act. As expected, it includes a three strikes rule, which could see persistent file sharers ending up in court over copyright... >>

Digital Economy Bill here to stay

Digital Economy Bill here to stay

By 24 May 2010

New Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has stated that the new Government will not overturn the Digital Economy Bill, as rushed through in the last few weeks of Labour's tenure. The controversial bill which, among other things,... >>

Superfast broadband could be funded by licence fee

Superfast broadband could be funded by licence fee

By 20 May 2010

The 50p broadband tax that Labour wanted to introduce has been scrapped by the new coalition government. Instead the money to fund the superfast network, which isn't really superfast at all, will be raised by skimming money off of the top of the licence... >>

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

By 7 May 2010

While the UK wakes up to a hung parliament in the wake of May 2010's general election, many commentators are suggesting that none of the main parties achieved much electoral success. That includes one of Britain's newest and geekiest parties - Pirate... >>

Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

By 16 April 2010

Nick Clegg, buoyed by his success in the first of the three TV debates, has been making a few new promises to voters. One of them is that his party's going to be calling for a repeal of the Digital Economy Act (formerly the Digital Economy Bill) and its... >>

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

By 12 April 2010

TalkTalk, the loudest voice behind most ISP's general disapproval of the proposals put forward in Labour's unloved Digital Economy Bill, has vowed to continue the fight against the bill, despite it becoming law in the Parliamentary wash-up period.  The... >>

Digital Economy Bill: What it means for filesharers

Digital Economy Bill: What it means for filesharers

By 8 April 2010

If you haven't been languishing in a cave or living in some remote corner of the globe without TV or internet access, then you have probably come across something called the Digital Economy Bill. This bill was recently passed and it has within it certain... >>