Britain’s Digital Economy Act: ISPs told to start collecting filesharers’ data next year

The UK’s largest internet service providers will start collecting the details of customers who unlawfully download films, music and TV programmes early next year, in order to send them warning letters under a code of practice proposed today by the media regulator Ofcom.The draft Ofcom code was immediately denounced by the UK’s second largest ISP as a “bureaucratic dog’s breakfast”.

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