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Illegal downloaders 'face UK ban'

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    People in the UK who go online and illegally download music and films may have their internet access cut under plans the government is considering.
    A draft consultation Green Paper suggests internet service providers would be required to take action over users who access pirated material.

    Under a "three strikes" rule they would receive an e-mail warning, suspension, and then termination of their contract.

    Six million people a year are estimated to download files illegally in the UK.

    Music and film companies say that the illegal downloads cost them millions of pounds in lost revenues.

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  2. smeagain

    smeagain Distinguished Member Webmaster

    I supose the Service providers are really looking forward to investing all this technology, processing power and other expensive resources to achieve a reduction in customers and revenue. Also I expect the expense of running such a clearout of these paying customers would be met by the government and not passed on to us the users.
  3. Resonate

    Resonate <span style="color: white; font-weight: 700; backg Webmaster

    I dont possibly see how they can inforce this? there are thousands of warez sites & forums each using different file hosting companies to store these.

    I could put a safe bet if they brought down rapid share 75% of illegal downloads will be gone
  4. Davidr

    Davidr New Member Webmaster

    There is a good debate about this here:

    Ooops can post a link yet.

    its on the technology blogs on the telegraph newspaper blogsite written by Shane Richmond - "More music industry internet idiocy" im sure google knows where it is.

    Very good pros and cons debate

    Grab a cup of coffee before you start reading this as its a long one :)

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