British ISP TalkTalk threatens legal action over Mandelson’s filesharing plan

TalkTalk, the second largest internet service provider in the UK, has threatened to launch legal action if business secretary Peter Mandelson follows through with his plan to cut off persistent illegal filesharers’ internet connections.Carphone Warehouse-owned TalkTalk, which has more than 4 million ISP customers and owns the Tiscali and AOL brands, claimed the government’s plan was based on filesharers being “guilty until proven innocent” and constituted an infringement of human rights.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/oct/29/talktalk-threatens-legal-action-mandelsonAlso see:ISP vows legal challenge to net disconnection plan
A major ISP has promised a court challenge to Government plans to allow the cutting off of internet connections used by people accused of illegal file sharing. Talk Talk said it will challenge the plans in the courts.The Government commissioned a report on digital policy, Digital Britain, which did not recommend the cutting off of connections used by alleged file-sharers. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), which is headed by Lord Mandelson, later amended its consultation on that report, proposing disconnection as a policy.
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