30 October 2009

Hats off to TalkTalk

The more that Peter Mandelson has pressed for draconian laws against unauthorised file-sharing, the more impressed I've become by the stance taken by TalkTalk.

I'm not naive enough to think that their objections to the proposals aren't primarily driven by commercial concerns, but their stance has been much stronger than other ISPs. They've eloquently and simply highlighted the problems with a proposal which threatens to make people guilty until proven innocent and committed to challenge any extra judicial penalties which they may be directed to issue. I find it quite refreshing that a business is prepared to challenge the government head on rather than sneakily trying to curry favour with it.

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