UK government wants to toughen up anti-piracy measures

by admin August 25, 2009 at 2:04 pm

The UK’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills has shaken up its post-Digital Britain report plans to combat file-sharing, announcing that it’s looking at possibly suspending the broadband accounts of persistent file-sharers – a measure that wasn’t in the report.

It’s issued an explanatory statement this morning, and extended its existing consultation on illegal file-sharing until the end of September to get the views of ISPs and rightsowners.

“It’s become clear there are widespread concerns that the plans as they stand could delay action, impacting unfairly upon rights holders,” says minister for Digital Britain Stephen Timms.

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