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June 16, 2009

Virgin Media to cut off pirates


by David Allen

The cable broadband provider, Virgin Media, is working with the music industry in an attempt to stop pirates from using its network, the last resort being the suspension of their broadband connection, but there are no details as to how this will work and how long the suspension will be.

This news comes as Virgin Media announces a deal with Universal Music to launch a new DRM free music download service.

It is hoped that the pirates will prefer to use this service rather than risk being cut off.

This sounds like a similar service to Sky Songs, yet neither service has mentioned any firm prices, although there is a ball park figure of £11.99 per month which will allow the user to download twenty tracks or two albums.

Whether this is going to be enough to deter pirates is another matter.

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