The arguing around the UK’s Digital Economy Bill continue, in advance of its expected passage into law later this week. ISP TalkTalk has been a fervent opponent of the anti-piracy elements of the legislation, with its latest claim being that the bill will cost consumers around £300 million in upgrade costs, due to the clause that demands they take “reasonable steps” to prevent their Wi-Fi networks being hacked into by other people. Lawyer Vanessa Barnett tells the Telegraph that TalkTalk’s claim is “overstating the case but technically right”.
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