BT, Orange and TalkTalk condemn plan to tackle illegal file sharing

The chief executives of Britain’s biggest internet providers have united to criticise Lord Mandelson’s “misconceived” plans to disconnect users who illegally download music and films.In a letter in The Times today, Ian Livingston, of BT; Charles Dunstone, of Carphone Warehouse, which owns TalkTalk; and Tom Alexander, of Orange in Britain, say that the vast majority of customers do not share files illegally and blameless customers would suffer under the proposals. “We must avoid an extrajudicial kangaroo court process,” they said.

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