UK ISPs agree deal on combating illegal file-sharing

Thursday 24 July 2008 | 10:45 CET | News

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UK ISPs have settled their long-running dispute with the music industry over illegal file-sharing in a new protocol agreement back by the government. The government had threatened to impose legislation on the industry if it did not reach an agreement on self-regulation. The agreement includes the ISPs Orange, BT, Virgin, Tiscali, BSkyB and Carphone Warehouse. The deal will see the ISPs send letters to customers when their account has been identified as having been used to unlawfully share copyrighted material. The letters will point consumers to other sources of material available legally and

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Categories: Internet
Countries: United Kingdom
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