After giving BT a list of one hundred thousand customers suspected of being involved in illegal filesharing, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is disappointed at the lack of action from the ISP in preventing these customers from continuing their online activities.
The creative sector employs firms to monitor alleged illegal activity.
This involves monitoring IP addresses, but this method can be unreliable and cause all sorts of problems for innocent internet users.
BT claims that if it investigated each case, they would have to inspect customers’ broadband usage, and P2P, which is used by the iPlayer, software updates and the Xbox 360 live network, is not illegal, and therefore customers are well within their rights to complain.
There are serious issues here that affect all broadband users and with the government, pushing this through, this problem could be just the tip of the iceberg.