In a development which will no doubt further stoke the controversy surrounding the Digital Economy Act and in particular the debate about cost splits between rightsholders and ISPs (currently set at 75:25), the UK government has acknowledged that ‘there may be an effect on broadband take-up should ISPs pass on the full cost of the process.’ The statement came from an official Department of Culture Media & Sport response to a challenge from the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee. The statement also indicated that this cost was regrettable but needed to be balanced against the wider benefit to the UK’s digital economy. 
Source – The Register

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