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BT Sued Over Rogue Dialler Blocking

Posted: 22nd Feb, 2005 By: MarkJ
The reason for BT's unexpected move to abandon its proactive rogue Internet dialler number blocking scheme is because they're being sued:

BT is facing legal action over its decision to block premium-rate lines suspected of being used by rogue dialler companies to rip off punters and rack up huge phone bills.

Birmingham-based Opera Telecom is suing BT for blocking access to lines Opera leases to adult content outfit Netcollex and is seeking compensation for lost revenues.

BT says it will "vigorously defend" the action, which is due to be heard in the High Court on Friday.


There was always the very real possibility of this occurring, although most assumed that BT would have done some checking before blocking anything. No doubt the details will leak out soon enough. More @ The Register.
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