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DCMS admits no DEA until 2014

April 26, 2012

The UK Digital Economy Act, has again been delayed until at least 2014, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has admitted.

The Act was rushed through at the end of the Labour administration in 2010 but has been stalled by legal challenges. ISPs have criticised aspects of the Act, suggesting it would unfairly force them to police user behaviour on the internet and they have welcomed the delays. BT and TalkTalk lost a two-year legal bid to have the Act overturned when they argued it was incompatible with European law.

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