ISPs granted appeal over Digital Economy Act

BT and TalkTalk have won the chance to keep fighting for a judicial review of the controversial Digital Economy Act.

ISPs granted appeal over Digital Economy Act

The rival ISPs teamed up last year to demand a review of the act, which will require ISPs to monitor illegal downloads across their networks.

The pair largely lost the ruling in April, with High Court judge Justice Kenneth Parker agreeing the ISPs shouldn’t have to pay the costs of setting up such a system, but disagreeing with four other arguments around the legality of the act’s anti-piracy measures.

Now, the broadband providers have been given another chance to get that judicial review through the Court of Appeal.

“We are pleased to have been granted permission to appeal the High Court judgement,” a BT spokesperson said. “We now expect that the hearing will take place as soon as possible.”

The date for the appeal has yet to be set.

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