BT and TalkTalk have lost their latest appeal against elements of the Digital Economy Act (DEA) relating to file sharing.
Gary MarshallGood news for fans of common sense: the European Court of Justice has ruled that ISPs can't be forced to implement widespread, indiscriminate monitoring and filtering of their users' traffic.
TalkTalk has spoken out about why it is continuing to pursue appeals against the Digital Economy Act, saying that the mooted laws will punish innocent subscribers.
BT and TalkTalk are set to head back to court to challenge the Digital Economy Act again, after a failed bid earlier this year.
Berlin's local election saw a big backlash against mainstream parties, with the Pirate Party capturing a jaw-dropping 8.9 per cent of the vote according to preliminary results.
The Liberal Democrat Party is set to take certain parts of the Digital Economy Act (DEA) to task at its party conference next month, voting on whether to the repeal the sections of the document relating to piracy.
Ofcom has unveiled its findings on how the Digital Economy Act could block websites that infringe on copyright, with the communications watchdog coming to the conclusion that, although it's technically possible for ISP's to block sites, that there are privacy issues and little likelihood of an effective framework for action to be taken.
Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, is set to brand government-backed website blocking plans as 'unworkable' in a speech on Wednesday.