UK Officials May Ban Illegal Downloaders From The Web

Posted: Feb 12 2008, 10:21am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:10am CDT, in Other Stuff


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Lawmakers in the UK are considering a new draft that would ban illegal file downloader’s from getting web access in the UK. In essence the regulation if passed would cut the web access of users who pirate material online.

The UK government stresses that the plans are in early stages and final proposals are still being drafted. According to BBC News 6 million people a year are estimated to download files illegally. According to music and film companies illegal downloads cost them millions of pounds in lost revenue.

The Times quotes the draft paper as saying, “We will move to legislate to require internet service providers to take action on illegal file sharing." In other words ISPs that fail to police the networks could be sued.

Via BBC News

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