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TalkTalk and Virgin Media attend online content talks

Friday, February 25th 2011
The meeting was held to discuss potential new forms of legal downloading.
TalkTalk and Virgin Media attend online content talks
TalkTalk and Virgin Media were among the companies involved in a government roundtable discussion aimed at developing new ways for consumers to download content.

The two broadband providers were joined by major record labels - including EMI Music and Warner Bros Entertainment - as part of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition's attempt to prevent the illegal acquisition of music, videos and more via the internet.

Speaking after the meeting, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt - who co-hosted the event with communications minister Ed Vaizey - said "real progress" has been made on creating new services that would prove attractive to the public.

Mr Vaizey added: "Internet service providers (ISPs) and others such as Google and Yahoo are completely interlinked. They need each other for sustainable future success."

The group is expected to reconvene in approximately three months.

TalkTalk and BT recently won a judicial review of the Digital Economy Act, which demands ISPs contribute towards the cost of contacting people suspected of carrying out illegal file sharing.

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T Arbuckle
03rd August 2009
It would be better if TalkTalk could fix its existing problems with broadband speeds.My "up to 8mbs" line is 250kbs most evenings.
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