UK ISPs BT and TalkTalk have been denied the chance to appeal against their recent defeat in a legal challenge to the Digital Economy Act. “I can confirm that we’ve been refused permission to appeal the JR [judicial review] judgment by the Court of Appeal. We are now considering our position,” a BT spokesperson tells The Register. The ISPs wanted to appeal on four specific challenges to the anti-piracy elements of the Act, following their High Court defeat in April. The news comes as Liberal Democrat MP Julian Huppert tries to drum up enthusiasm for a new House of Commons debate on whether the Act should be repealed, although his early day motion has so far only received 13 signatures from other MPs.

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