At last something good is happening about the Digital Economy Act.

This was a unworkable law, made by people who didn’t understand the internet.

BT and TalkTalk have won their battle to have the Digital Economy Act sent for judicial review.

Britain’s two biggest ISPs joined forces in July to have the Act reviewed by the High Court, after claiming the Digital Economy Bill had been rushed through Parliament.

The controversial act includes measures to deal with illegal file-sharing and blocking sites that are accused of hosting pirated content. The pair argued that measures to cut off persistent file-sharers could breach European human rights laws.

By Barry Collins