TalkTalk talks the talk by talking bollocks….


Leading UK ISP TalkTalk has expressed outrage at the Digital Economy Bill having been passed through parliament last night. They are obviously fucked off that their “dont disconnect us campaign” which raised over 30,000 signatures failed to connect (oh the irony) as far as MPs and legislators are concerned.

The campaign floundered, didn’t have the desired effect and now they – along with other UK ISPs – are facing the very real prospect of having to actually do something about illegal filesharing carried out by their customers.

TalkTalk’s voiciferous anti-disconnection stance is somewhat bizarre given the fact that their own Terms and Conditions have very clear provision for same.

Their rally cry as far as the Digital Economy Bill is concerned has always been “If we are instructed to disconnect an account due to alleged copyright infringement we will refuse to do so and tell the rightsholders we’ll see them in court.” This is quite obviously complete bollocks.

Someone should point out that according to their very own terms and conditions as can be viewed here TalkTalk are quite happy to disconnect customers as we can see from the following:

Your Use of the Services

6.1 You agree not to use the Services:
6.1.1 for business purposes or to sell on or supply the Services to anyone on a commercial basis;
6.1.2 for making calls, sending data, publishing, knowingly receiving, uploading or downloading any data or material which are or may be reasonably deemed to be a nuisance, a hoax, abusive, obscene, racist, defamatory, menacing, indecent (including to the Customer Services operators who deal with enquiries concerning the Service), in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property right (including copyright) or which is otherwise objectionable or unlawful, or you allow others to do these things.

7.1 We may suspend immediately the provision of the Services to you until further notice without compensation if:
7.1.1 we reasonably suspect that you are in breach of these Conditions;

So, there you have it, TalkTalk are telling their customers and anyone gullible enough to buy into their PR shitfest that they want to force rights holders to take them to court to have people cut off whilst simultaneously reserving the right within the terms and conditions of their very own contracts to cut their customers off if they even “reasonably suspect” that they’ve been uploading or downloading illegally.

Catch a fucking grip chaps – just how stupid do you think your customers are?

Hold on, on second thoughts – don’t bother answering that.

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