Broadband ISP’s To Not Cut Off Illegal File Sharers
According to reports, the UK’s broadband internet service providers (ISP’s) will not be forced to cut off illegal file sharers as part of the final Digital Britain Report.
There has been ongoing talks into what can be done to stop persistent illegal file sharers and one option was to force broadband providers to shut down the users accounts.
Instead, there are going to be certain measures introduced in order to limit and restrict illegal file sharing. Speaking to BBC News Online, a spokesperson for the Department of Culture, Media and Support said, “The Digital Britain Report coming out soon will build on last year’s Memorandum of understanding between content holders and ISPs to tackle illegal file sharing”.
“It is likely to include an obligation on ISPs to send out letters to people who are infringing copyright.”
The spokesperson also hinted that Ofcom would have new powers to impose ‘technical solutions’ to help stop persistent illegal file sharers.
The actual measures are set to be announced as part of the Digital Britain report due to be published on the 16th June.