Lord Mandelson sets date for blocking Briton’s filesharers’ internet connections

Lord Mandelson, the business secretary, warned internet users today that the days of “consequence-free” illegal filesharing are over as he unveiled the government’s plan for cracking down on online piracy.Mandelson, speaking at the government’s digital creative industries conference, C&binet, confirmed that the internet connections of persistent offenders could be blocked – but only as a last resort from the summer of 2011.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/oct/28/mandelson-date-blocking-filesharers-connectionsAlso see:UK to get tough on file-sharers
People who persistently download illegal content will be cut off from the net, Business Secretary Peter Mandelson has announced.Speaking at a government-sponsored forum to debate copyright issues he said the UK would introduce a similar policy to France.It means persistent pirates will be sent two warning letters before facing disconnection from the network.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8328820.stmUK threatens Web access block in piracy fight
Britain is set to push ahead with a controversial new law to clamp down on illegal file sharing that would start with a series of warning letters and could result in repeat offenders losing their Internet connection.The proposals, which were set out by Business Secretary Peter Mandelson, have followed a high profile campaign from artists such as Lily Allen and James Blunt, and follow France’s move to ban illegal peer-to-peer sharers for up to a year.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE59R1NI20091028Mandelson to press on with cutting internet links for download pirates
Lord Mandelson will say today that he intends to press ahead with controversial measures to cut off the internet connections of people caught downloading pirated music, films or television programmes.The Business Secretary plans to introduce legislation to ensure that serial pirates will have their home internet services “suspended” for short periods as the flagship measure of next month’s Digital Economy Bill.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6892922.eceU.K. Confirms Pursuit of Internet Piracy Law
U.K. Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said the government was sticking with plans to cut the Internet connections of persistent illegal filesharers.The government’s plans to limit filesharers’ access to the Internet, first revealed in August, have divided opinion. The creative industries have broadly welcomed the plans, but civil-liberties groups and some broadband providers have challenged them as unworkable.

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