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TalkTalk threatens legal action against UK piracy plans

Thursday 29 October 2009 | 12:51 CET | News
UK ISP TalkTalk has threatened to launch legal action if business secretary Peter Mandelson follows through with his plan to cut off persistent illegal filesharers' internet connections, the Guardian reported. The Carphone Warehouse unit claimed the government's plan was based on filesharers being "guilty until proven innocent" and constituted an infringement of human rights. The government plans to look at increased action against illegal downloaders, including potentially suspending the accounts of persistent offenders, from July 2011 if a 70 percent reduction in online piracy is not

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Carphone Warehouse / TalkTalk
Countries: United Kingdom
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