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July 3, 2008

800 Virgin Media customers warned


by David Allen

There are eight hundred broadband subscribers of Virgin Media who are being accused of illegally downloading or sharing music files, or are they?

Not only that, they have received letters from The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) warning them that if they do not stop sharing files, they risk being cut off from the internet.

The customers can’t say that they did not understand the message within the letter, because before they had even had a chance of reading it, across the envelope is written “Important. If you don’t read this, your broadband could be disconnected.”

So now everyone knows who the downloaders are!

The funny thing is that Virgin Media say that the wording was a mistake; this is because the whole exercise is part of an education campaign.

There was a survey a short while ago which found that sixty three per cent of all internet users have downloaded illegal or unlicensed music, which presents the ISPs with a bit if a problem.

Are they really going to kick that many people off of the internet?

At the moment is it only the Carphone Warehouse who has refused to support this action.

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