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Internet providers BT and TalkTalk demanded the judicial review, arguing that the legislation was rushed through parliament without proper debate.

They claim that the measures unnecessarily impact users' privacy and force ISPs to police copyright infringement on the net.

If the court finds in their favour, the act would no longer be enforceable.

"It is a big deal to be judicially reviewing primary legislation but we took advice and there were very clearly were some real problems," said Simon Milner, BT's head of industry policy.

"It might find that it is all fine - I'd be surprised if it was - but we are going to court to get legal clarity," he added.
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12816415
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Finally, if I read that summary right, if they win, we get rights back! yay.
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I think the U.S. needs to carefully consider whether anyone should be allowed to view anyone's Internet usage based upon the "Possibility of" them using P2P for bad purposes.

The bottom line is, you need to go after the websites, not the children using them, let's face it, most of the users are children using P2P for music sharing. A responsible adult could not afford to get busted & get a felony, too risky.

Already it appears that constant monitoring of Internet traffic seems like it should be a direct violation of Privacy Laws.

I don't even think ISPs should be able to monitor your traffic, it's just not fair to the user & it will produce a slower bandwidth too.
Edited by _GTech - 3/23/11 at 7:38am
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You could always put 7.7 Million British users in Jail right? lolz!
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Too political, sorry. Gonna have to close this.
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