Tuesday, 22 January 2019

UK urges tougher action on illegal file-sharing

By Nick Wood , Total Telecom
Tuesday 25 August 09

Government proposes blocking Websites, restricting bandwidth, and suspending Internet accounts to curb piracy.

The U.K. government on Tuesday announced proposals to tackle illegal file-sharing that include suspending the Internet accounts of repeat offenders. Under the new measures put forward by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, copyright pirates could also face being blocked from accessing file-sharing Websites and have their connection speeds reduced. The proposals are an amendment to recommendations made by Stephen Carter in the Digital Britain report in June…

The U.K. government on Tuesday announced proposals to tackle illegal file-sharing that include suspending the Internet accounts of repeat offenders. Under the new measures put forward by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, copyright pirates could also face being blocked from accessing file-sharing Websites and have their connection speeds reduced. The proposals are an amendment to recommendations made by Stephen Carter in the Digital Britain report in June…

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