Government rules out file-sharer disconnections – ZDNet.co.uk

The government has ruled out terminating the broadband accounts of people who file-share copyrighted material online.

In a response to a petition on the Number 10 website, the prime minister’s office said the government “will not terminate the accounts of infringers [as] it is very hard to see how this could be deemed proportionate except in the most extreme — and therefore probably criminal — cases”.

The petition, which closed on 8 October, 2009, referred to the Digital Economy Bill, petitioning the prime minister to “abandon Lord Mandelson’s plans to ban individuals from the internet based on their use of ‘peer to peer’ file sharing”.

via Government rules out file-sharer disconnections – ZDNet.co.uk.

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~ by Gary Austin on February 22, 2010.

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