The UK’s Digital Economy Bill received royal assent yesterday, so it has finally become law. ISP TalkTalk has been an outspoken opponent of the bill, and in a blog post the company’s Andrew Heaney remains defiant. “After the election we will resume highlighting the substantial dangers inherent in the proposals and that the hoped for benefits in legitimate sales will not materialise as filesharers will simply switch to other undetectable methods to get content for free,” he writes. TalkTalk says it won’t ever give customer details to rightsholders without a court order, but also that “if we are instructed to disconnect an account due to alleged copyright infringement we will refuse to do so and tell the rightsholders we’ll see them in court”. Which is rather misleading, since the DEB doesn’t mention disconnections. Source: TalkTalk Blog
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