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UK ISPs lose controversial battle over copyright measures

BT and Talk talk, the two majors ISPs in the UK lost their appeal against the controversial measures to tackle copyright infringement online, imposed by the Digital Economy Act. The ruling brings an end to an almost two years of legal challenges against the legislation by the ISPs.

The Act requires ISPs to send warning letters to users that download copyrighted files. On the third warning the ISP will have the legal power to cut you off the internet.

Defamation on the Internet

The recent increase in use of and interest in, the Internet has been rapid. The number of Internet users worldwide has been estimated at 2 billion and growing at 20% each month. This increase has aroused considerable interest in a number of legal issues, one of which has been the application of the law of defamation to online services.