UK High Court upholds Digital Economy Act
March 7, 2012
6 March 2012. The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the Government in its court battle with ISPs BT and TalkTalk over the legality of the Digital Economy Act (6 March 2012). The Creative Industries “interested parties” which has supported the government throughout the Judicial Review are now calling on the ISPs to put the litigation behind them and work with the creative sector and the Government to implement the Digital Economy Act.
The Digital Economy Act (DEA), came into being in 2010 and included provisions to tackle online piracy and copyright theft which costs the creative industries £400m a year in lost revenue.