Verizon to choke pirates’ browsing speeds

US net firm Verizon has declared war on illegal downloaders, or pirates, who use technologies such as BitTorrent to steal copyrighted material.Verizon has said it will first warn repeat offenders by email and voicemail.Then it will restrict or “throttle” their internet connection speeds.Time Warner Cable, another US internet service provider (ISP) pledging to tackle piracy, says it will use pop-up warnings to deter repeat offenders.

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