This is one of a set of posts detailing the main arguments made in Court during the Judicial Review of the Digital Economy Act - R (on the application of BT and TalkTalk) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. This post covers the first day. A summary of day three can be found here, and day four here.
Today the Digital Economy Act was put on trial. Lawyers from BT and TalkTalk (with submissions from Consumer Focus and the ORG) went to the High Court to argue that sections 3 to 18 of the Act (concerning online infringement of copyright) were illegal and should be struck out. Present to defend the Act were a legal team from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, and lawyers representing certain parts of the copyright industry (including PACT and the BPI).