The government has reportedly ruled out a plan that would have called for ISPs to disconnect illegal file sharers using their service. IP minister David Lammy has revealed that there are no plans to introduce legislation that would for termination of users.
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He said that there would be a series of complex legal issues involved in disconnecting users that would make any such legislation difficult to implement. ISPs are glad to hear the proposed rules won’t go into effect.
BT has said that it hopes to fine a system that will prevent illegal file sharing without the need for legislation. I don’t think even the treat of disconnecting broadband would be enough to prevent illegal file sharers.
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