Sky blocks Newzbin, important legal and technical questions need answering

Clive D.W. Feather clive at
Thu Dec 15 16:59:23 GMT 2011

James Firth said:
> I have no specific knowledge of BT's thinking so you may well be right. In
> fact I hope you're right, and I hope other ISPs will walk unafraid in this
> area.

I hope a few will too.

Because the first few were fought, ISPs expect to get their costs when
obeying a Norwich Pharmacal order *and* lack of active defence doesn't mean
they admit the validity of the request - the order should still be
scrutinized by a court to see if it's proportionate and necessary.

Hopefully we'll get to a similar situation: the ISP shouldn't have to fight
explicitly and the court should require the applicant to prove
proportionality etc.

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