Demon statement

Dr Laurence Godfrey vs Demon Internet (Thus plc)

Thus today announces that it has reached an agreement with Dr Laurence Godfrey, which brings to a close the two cases he brought against its Internet Service Provider brand, Demon Internet.

We can now draw a line under this issue and focus on serving our customers and building our business. Concluding this matter in a reasonable way is in the best interests of the company and its customers.

Thus remains convinced that the law has not kept pace with the development of the Internet and will work with our colleagues in the industry to lobby for modernisation of the law.

Thus will press the Government for recognition that ISPs should not be liable for the millions of items carried on the Internet every day.

While we take our obligations very seriously, and act when informed of any defamatory or unsuitable material, it is contrary to common sense to make ISPs responsible for the millions of items carried on the Internet.

Come and read the news comment about 'Dr Godfrey's big adventure' with Ken Young from AnchorDesk UK.