UK IP Advisor: Hold ISPs Responsible For Facilitating Piracy

While laying the blame firmly at the feet of entertainment companies for failing to keep pace with technology, the recently appointed IP advisor to the UK Prime Minister says that should education and new products fail to have the desired effect on illegal downloading, ISPs should be held responsible for their users’ actions.Early September UK Prime Minister David Cameron appointed a brand new intellectual property advisor.Conservative MP Mike Weatherley, a former record label worker and Vice President of the Motion Picture Licensing Company, began with a brief to focus on intellectual property enforcement issues relating to the creative industries.

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