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BT and Talk Talk continue fight against Digital Economy Act

Internet service providers (ISPs) BT and Talk Talk are taking their fight against the Digital Economy Act to the court of appeal, after losing a high court review of the legislation last month.

Internet service providers (ISPs) BT and Talk Talk are taking their fight against the Digital Economy Act to the court of appeal, after losing a high court review of the legislation last month.

According to The Guardian, the two ISPs will make a second attempt to overturn the Government's plans to curb illegal filesharing.

BT and TalkTalk believe that the act infringes internet users' "basic rights and freedoms", and did not receive sufficient parliamentary scrutiny when it was pushed through in the dying days of the previous Labour Government in April 2010.

Government plans to send thousands of warning letters to alleged illegal downloaders – a measure introduced by the act – are set to begin in the first half of next year.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.