UK government wants to toughen up anti-piracy measures
The UKÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Department for Business Innovation and Skills has shaken up its post-Digital Britain report plans to combat file-sharing, announcing that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s looking at possibly suspending the broadband accounts of persistent file-sharers Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a measure that wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t in the report.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s become clear there are widespread concerns that the plans as they stand could delay action, impacting unfairly upon rights holders,Ã¢â‚¬Â says minister for Digital Britain Stephen Timms.
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