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British Telecom and Talk Talk lose file-sharing appeal

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 11:02 No Comments

The internet service providers (ISPs) had argued the UK’s Digital Economy Act was incompatible with EU law. The Act will mean ISPs will have to send warning letters to alleged illegal file downloaders, as well as potentially cutting users off. The creative industry argues that piracy costs £400m a year in lost revenue. The firms’ lawyers said the stricter measures could result in an invasion of privacy and run up disproportionate costs for both ISPs and consumers. In a statement, Talk Talk said it was now “considering our options”. “We’re disappointed that our appeal was unsuccessful though we welcome the additional legal clarity that has been provided fo

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