Filesharing plans dismissed by ISPs

September 4, 2009

While the UK’s mobile broadband providers are on good terms with Lord Mandelson, it seems that some of the fixed line broadband providers are none too pleased over the Business Secretary’s plans to tackle the online piracy issue.

The bosses of the UK’s largest internet service providers are unusually on the same page on this matter and are putting on a united front to criticise the plans that propose disconnecting those subscribers that continue to share and download illegal content.

The ISPs BT, Orange and TalkTalk are worried that although most broadband users go about their daily online activities without doing anything illegal, the process that the copyright owners, and it would seem the government, wants, involves disconnecting the accused from the internet.

There are many consumer organisations that believe this infringes the rights of internet users.


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