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Illegal downloaders face net ban - UK government considering cutting access to pirates



 
 
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Old February 13th 08, 04:03 PM posted to alt.warez.uk,uk.legal,uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Illegal downloaders face net ban - UK government considering cutting access to pirates

http://www.vnunet.com/2209477

Illegal downloaders face net ban

UK government considering cutting access to pirates, Ian Williams,
vnunet.com 12 Feb 2008

Surfers illegally downloading copyrighted material from the internet will
have their connections cut under new legislative proposals being drafted by
the UK government.
The proposed Green Paper, which the Government is due to unveil next week,
will require ISPs to take action against the estimated six million users a
year who access pirated material.
The law is expected to propose a 'three-strike' system, similar to that
already in place in the US and France.
Users suspected of illegally downloading content will first receive a
warning email from their service provider.
Should they continue to download copyrighted content, they will receive a
suspension from the service and any if caught a third time, they will have
their internet access completely cut off.

It is unclear whether those customers who have running contracts with their
service provider will have to continue to pay for the service or if the
contract will be terminated early.
There is also no word on if these banned users will be blacklisted by other
ISPs, or if they could simply sign up to another service provider.
A spokeswoman for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport said: "Early
drafts of our creative economy programme document were circulated to
stakeholders for comment.
"The content and proposals for the strategy have been significantly
developed since then and a comprehensive plan to bolster the UK's creative
industries will be published shortly. We will not comment on the content of
the leaked document. "
Although the full details are not yet available, the news is already causing
consternation among privacy advocacy groups.
It has also raised concerns about how the law could be effectively
implemented, particularly in light of the growing use of mobile internet
technologies such as WiMax and 3G data services.


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Old February 13th 08, 05:33 PM posted to alt.warez.uk,uk.legal,uk.telecom.broadband
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Old February 13th 08, 08:27 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Illegal downloaders face net ban - UK government considering cutting access to pirates

Count de Monet wrote:
Sharding wrote:
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Your a day late, see post 'Welcome to 1984'


he'd downloaded the text by torrent through tiscali, its taken this long to
arrive....



 




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