The UK’s Digital Economy Act was passed in 2010, but it seems the first warning letters for people accused of illegal filesharing may not be sent out until… 2014? That’s the claim from The Register based on a Creative Coalition conference in London yesterday, based on a speech given by civil servant Paul Kirkman on behalf of culture minister Ed Vaizey. Legal reviews caused by challenges from ISPs BT and TalkTalk are the key reason for delays so far, but if the 2014 start date is correct, it’s still a startling new delay. Talking of TalkTalk, the ISP isn’t going quietly despite being defeated in its legal challenge. Andrew Heaney told the conference that “We can’t expect ISPs to block bad behaviour. You’ve got private enforcement and private action… We say an account holder has broken no law, so it’s inappropriate to make threats.”

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