DEA judicial review thrown out

No internet

Persistent IP infringers may find their connections cut, due to the DEA.

An attempt by BT and TalkTalk to derail the Digital Economy Act 2010 (DEA) was derailed itself as their judicial review was thrown out by a London court. Since its birth, the DEA has been a much-criticised piece of legislation, since it will provide the means for rights holders to locate and sue those infringing on intellectual property rights. ISPs are unhappy that they will be directly complicit—a 'link' between rights-holders with IP lists and allegedly infringing subscribers—and pretty much everyone has been angry at the act enabling the ramping up of responses to eventual disconnection for persistent offenders.

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