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July 24, 2008

Parents to be punished for kids downloading


by David Allen

Many parents claim that their kids know more about the computers and the internet, than they do.

However, that excuse is not going to be tolerated for much longer as the top six ISP’s in the UK BT, BSkyB, Virgin Media, Orange, Tiscali and Carphone Warehouse have signed an agreement over file sharing with The British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

The BPI are claiming that file sharing has had a serious effect on the sale of music CD’s.

Initially the agreement means that the ISP’s are committed to sending letters to those internet users who have been highlighted by the BPI as people who have been involved in illegal file sharing.

With an estimated six million illegal file sharers in the UK the majority of which are thought to be under the age of twenty four, the ISP’s will have their work cut out but by targeting the parents it is believed that they will do their work for them and stop their children from file sharing.

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4 Comments »
  1. Sending letters to the parents is hardly punishing them.. seriously.. s**t stirring at all?

    Comment by Chris — July 24, 2008 @ 8:36 pm

  2. Well I’m switching ISP, I don’t want a big brother watching over me and ALOT of other people I know are switching aswell.
    And To be honest, you won’t be catching the serious pirates because they aren’t stupid enough to use Limewire, you will catch the young and less educated people in computers out and Probably if you got some of the adults around here done, they would lose everything cause of this inflation, everyone is losing patience with this government.
    I’m 16 and I’m already agains’t this crap, how can I ever get anywhere in life? with this? The petrol prices? Inflation? Etc and etc
    Sorry this turnt into a rant.

    Comment by Kyle — July 24, 2008 @ 9:09 pm

  3. Quite right, And car manufacturers should track down bank robbers who use their vehicles to make a getaway and kitchen equipment manufacturers should chase murderers who use the knives.

    Comment by alan — July 25, 2008 @ 1:25 am

  4. Quite right! And car manufacturers should track down bank robbers who use their vehicles to make a getaway and kitchen equipment manufacturers should chase murderers who use their knives.

    Comment by alan — July 25, 2008 @ 1:27 am

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