Big Brit ISP vows to resist antipiracy law

The U.K.'s new Digital Economy Act calls for disconnection of those accused of illegal file swapping. ISP TalkTalk says it would rather go to court.

David Meyer Special to CNET News.com

TalkTalk will fight in court any attempt to have it disconnect one of its subscribers for unlawful file-sharing, the ISP said on Thursday, as the Digital Economy Act 2010 became law.

The bundle of legislation, previously known as the Digital Economy Bill, saw a final round of debate in the House of Lords on Thursday and then gained royal assent. The Lords briefly examined and approved only the amendments that were added in the House of Commons after the initial period of debate by peers.

In a blog post, TalkTalk regulatory chief Andrew Heaney pledged that the UK's biggest ISP would resist the heaviest sanctions in the act.

Read more of "TalkTalk vows resistance as digital bill becomes law" at ZDNet UK.