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|UK: Persistent Net File Sharers Will Be Disconnected|
| 5:27 pm on Oct 28, 2009 (gmt 0)|
UK: Persistent Net File Sharers Will Be Disconnected [news.bbc.co.uk]
|The UK government has been laying out some of the ways it intends to pursue persistent net pirates. |
It comes as Lord Mandelson confirmed that he would introduce tough measures against illegal file-sharers.
Initially pirates could have download caps imposed or have their bandwidth restricted.
If that did not prove effective in reducing illegal file-sharing, the government will consider disconnecting them from the network.
| 12:00 pm on Oct 31, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Yaaawwwwnnnn...yet another bark with no bite. More political posturing in order to scare the average downloader.
I know of more than a few Londoners who bulk download--well, you name it--on a very regular basis...they're still around.
| 12:44 pm on Nov 2, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Yeah, the "threat" of disconnection is good enough to stop many, however, it won't stop the persistent file sharers, which is what it's aimed at.
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