Digital Economy Bill
TalkTalk has been the most vocal ISP against the introduction of the Digital Economy Bill. TalkTalk released a video protesting against the law called "Home taping is killing music" Upon the passing of the bill TalkTalk issued a statement on the company blog which made it clear that the company would resist attempts to use the bill against their customers.
We stand by our pledges to our customers:
- Unless we are served with a court order we will never surrender a customer’s details to rightsholders. We are the only major ISP to have taken this stance and we will maintain it.
- If we are instructed to disconnect an account due to alleged copyright infringement we will refuse to do so and tell the rightsholders we’ll see them in court.
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