Pirates will not be banned just squeezed

June 8, 2009

It seems that the planned three strikes and you are out rule for persistent illegal file sharers, may not be coming into effect after all.

Initially it was believed that the threat of disconnection for pirates was going to appear in the final Digital Britain report, which is due out next Tuesday the 16th June, but it seems that the government believes that disconnection is too draconian.

Instead of cutting users off, the industry should be looking at technical options, according to culture secretary Andy Burnham.

These can include so called speed bumps, capping and throttling, something that many broadband users are experiencing at the moment.

Whether the copyright organisations accept these measures as being suitable and in line with what they want, is another matter, nothing has been settled yet.


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  1. shadow says:

    or perhaps give ut value for money?

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