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Digital Anti-Piracy Legislation Paused Until '14

  • AVN, Monday, April 30, 2012 3 AM

The law, which just last month survived a two year challenge by U.K. ISPs Talk Talk and BT, which had failed to convince the court that the law is incompatible with European Union law, is being postponed because the court did agree with one of the arguments put forth by the ISPs questioning the cost-sharing aspect of the Digital Economy Act, which, according to PC Pro, "required ISPs to pay 25% of Ofcom's costs to set up the system and 25% of the costs of setting up an appeals body. Another impact assessment will have to happen regarding the costs and that process will take until early 2014.

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