Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Government get it wrong again about file sharing
If you like many others like to share your films and music online then keep an ear out for the creepy Peter Mandelson, Business Secretary
People who persistently download illegal content will be cut off from the net, Business Secretary Peter Mandelson has announced.Speaking at a government-sponsored forum he said the UK would introduce a similar policy to France.
It means persistent pirates will be sent two warning letters before facing disconnection from the network.ISP TalkTalk said the plans were "ill-conceived" and said it was prepared to challenge measures "in the courts".
"What is being proposed is wrong in principle and won't work in practice," the firm said.