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You wacky Brits done it again - better watch your downloads

 
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Michael
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:14 pm    Post subject: You wacky Brits done it again - better watch your downloads Reply with quote

PEOPLE in Britain who illegally download films and music will be cut off from the internet under new legislative proposals to be unveiled next week.

Internet service providers will be legally required to take action against people who use pirated material.

Users suspected of wrongly downloading films or music will receive a warning email for the first offence, a suspension for the second infringement and the termination of their internet contract if caught a third time, under the most likely option to emerge from talks on the law.

Broadband companies who fail to enforce the three strikes would be prosecuted and suspected customers' details could be made available to the courts.

The Government has yet to decide if information on offenders should be shared between ISPs.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23206216-2,00.html
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1bassleft
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Action in the US and France, which has its own three-strikes regime, has increased the pressure on British internet companies and stiffened the Government's resolve


Stiffened the government's resolve to lay the workload squarely on the ISP. I don't agree with pirating (is it a verb? I pirate, he pirates, they pirate, I am pirating...) but it is so typical of governments to think "let's just legislate that it's somebody else's job to stop it. How are the political donations doing?"
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