UK ISPs asked to set up database on illegal downloaders

Monday 2 September 2013 | 10:19 CET | News
The UK's ISPs are being asked to create a database of customers suspected of illegally downloading music, films and books, which could be used to disconnect or prosecute persistent offenders, the Guardian reports. The music industry group BPI and record labels will discuss the matter and other measures to combat digital piracy at a meeting with PM David Cameron on 12 September. BT, Virgin Media, BSkyB and TalkTalk are being asked by music and film companies to sign up to a voluntary code for policing illegal downloading. Negotiations have been under way for months with the BPI and the British

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Categories: Internet
Companies: BBC / BSkyB / BT / Ofcom / TalkTalk / Virgin Media
Countries: United Kingdom
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