6th March 2012 11:47
No judicial review of the Digital Economy Act -- bad for the Internet, bad for UK culture
No judicial review for Digital Economy Act
ISPs BT and TalkTalk initially requested a Judicial Review of the Digital Economy Act in April 2011. The request was initially refused, and the ISPs appealed. Today the Appeals Court has handed down its judgement, saying that no judicial review will take place.
DEA's purported benefits entirely unproven
"This decision brings the draconian Digital Economy Act another step closer. The coalition government must be clear now once and for all on whether it supports this anti-Internet piece of legislation.
No one has proved that the Act will help the creative industries financially, that is just lobbyists' spin. A recent study on a similar system in France suggests that there is no benefit at all for music sales. Threats to chuck entire households off the web will be bad for the economy, bad for society - and bad for us as a creative nation too."
Loz Kaye, Leader, Pirate Party UK