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November 27, 2009

Virgin Media to launch filesharing monitor tool

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by David Allen

The cable broadband provider Virgin Media will be testing out a new tool on its network.

The tool has been specifically designed to detect copyright infringement within its music download service.

Virgin Media is claiming that this is the first time in the UK that such a tool has been used to detect illegal filesharing.

The Detica software will use advanced analytics to sift through anonymous ISP traffic.

It will then sort the information and check for unauthorised file sharing, but at the same will be protecting personal information.

With the government bringing out plans to stop illegal filesharing, the ISP claims to be doing its bit to support this plan by measuring the level of copyright infringement on its broadband network.

How the Virgin Media customer feels about this, is not yet known.

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  1. ISPs cleaning up their own house? It cannot be!

    Comment by Carl H — November 28, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

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