BT and TalkTalk have been given leave to apply for judicial review of sections of the Digital Economy Act, which is likely to be heard between February and April next year.
This affects timescales for the Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s ongoing inquiry into the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Online, announced on 10 November.
The Committee has therefore agreed not to hold any evidence sessions in public until judicial review proceedings are concluded. The Committee has also decided to extend the deadline for written evidence until Wednesday 23 March 2011.
To view the original terms of reference for the inquiry please see: Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Online