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In their latest appeal, as before, the ISPs had argued that the crackdown legislation was inconsistent with EU law on privacy, freedom of information and the responsibilities of ISPs in monitoring what their customers do online.

BT and TalkTalk lost the battle in a judgment from the Court of Appeal on Tuesday, although the latter company indicated that it still intended to fight the Digital Economy Act somehow.

“We're disappointed that our appeal was unsuccessful though we welcome the additional legal clarity that has been provided for all parties,” said in a statement. “We are reviewing this long and complex judgment and are considering our options. Though we have lost this appeal we will continue fighting to defend our customers' rights against this ill-judged legislation.”

via ZDNet UK

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