In the past, internet service providers have been encouraged to be hard on those subscribers involved in illegal file sharing.
This has put the ISPs in a position where they are having to monitor and punish their own customers.
Yet with the three strikes rule, an ISP can issue a warning letter, which is something that could stop the activity in most cases.
However, it seems one ISP has taken these steps to the extreme.
The broadband division of KCom, Karoo, has been by passing the three strikes rule and opting for cutting off the service and then writing to the customer telling them why.
Fortunately, the power of the internet has helped Karoo change this policy.
It will now be adopting the three strikes rule, with customers suspected of illegal file sharing being sent a letter first.