UK ISPs urged to tackle online piracy

Talks between ISPs and the television and film industries about how to address online piracy have broken down again.Digital copyright theft cost £460m in 2006 and the number of people illegally accessing film and TV shot up from 9 per cent of the adult population in 2006 to 16 per cent last year. The creative industries say the ISPs’ involvement is crucial because only they can tell who is downloading pirated content or sharing files illegally. But the broadband companies reject what they consider tantamount to policing of the internet.

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