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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > UK Admitted “Three-Strikes” Reduce Internet Access

UK Admitted “Three-Strikes” Reduce Internet Access

UK Admitted “Three-Strikes” Reduce Internet Access

Added: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The British government said that it would be “regrettable” if Internet service providers were to pass on their entire share of enforcing the DEA. However, it also said that the resulting reduced access for the households should be balanced against the benefit to the country’s digital economy.

Right after the government of the United Kingdom has passed the controversial “three-strikes” legislation, broadband providers and Internet subscribers understood that the costs of fighting online infringement will be passed on them.

Last fall the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills took a decision to split the cost of enforcing the DEA between copyright owners and broadband providers at a ratio of 75:25 respectively. This related to both the notification and appeals process.

The government explained that the 25% apportioned to broadband providers is necessary to give those an incentive to keep the costs to a minimum. However, the problem is that the ISPs will have to pass along those costs to their subscribers by higher bills. In other words, a good portion of the cost will be borne by the ordinary consumers, forced to pay for entertainment industries’ efforts to enforce their own copyright. Both the consumers and ISPs believe this is manifestly unfair: since it’s the copyright owners’ content, they should be the ones paying for its protection.

Supporting the ISPs and consumers, consumer advocacy organizations also criticized DEA “enforcement tax”, pointing out that this will increase the number of citizens unable to afford Internet connections. While the government is pushing for a goal of 100% connectivity, by its own estimates this 25% share will price around 100,000 people out of Internet access.

Meanwhile, it’s also not clear what “benefit to the country’s digital economy” the government is talking about, as total music industry revenues have been up for 2 years. In addition, the recent researches revealed that most of unauthorized downloaders used Google to find illegal content, not peer-to-peer, which is the real target of the Digital Economy Act. Another study showed that streaming content has led to more than a half of youth adults to quit unauthorized downloading music. And still, entertainment industry needs more “benefits” forcing many thousands of households to abandon Internet access.

February 15th,2011

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Date:  Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Comments (9) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-02-15 17:47:02)
IceHappy avatarFile sharing equals majority of internet traffic cut us out then you can cut out several isp's.... We have two ADSL connections in this house one for the kids and one for the adult kid in me LMAO..... If we all stopped sharing then I could go down to dial up........ well almost but would not need two ADSL connections as everyone could do what we did when we had ISDN 64bits share across the network..... The only downside beside lost of sharing would be having my kids on "MY" network LOL..... So all in all I feel that if file sharing ended then ISP expansion would be retracting. Imagine pissing off your customers and one day find you are in receivership asking where did my clients go.......

ET Rock Long Live ET and our members and never forget Sharing is Caring and NOT Stealing.......

posted by ET lover (2011-02-15 19:50:41)
229395mig3 avatarit's a lose lose situation enforcing the DEA is in my opinion a very one sided aproach to tackling piracy. I very much doubt that the entertainment industry is suffering, its a monster that only gets bigger and only wants more. This is not the way, the benefits of file sharing are many and I actually think they only stand to gain from it!

posted by Site Friend (2011-02-15 22:17:53)
Bigdad47 avatarAlthough I must admitt that I feel a little guilty about using copyrighted material, I agree with post #2 that their
efforts to punish downloaders is a complete waste of time. This same approach is used in arresting drug users,and is
not effective. If those that profit from their original creations are serious about enforcement, they themselvs should
be responsible for financing it, not broadband users. As long as the means to share are available, people will continue
use them, no matter what fears they may have. Until watchdogs,media corporations,and govt. figure out a way to shut down
P2P networks, they WILL be used,and users flogged for it.Watch Cribs on MTV,are we REALLY hurting these millionares???

posted by Turtle (2011-02-15 22:36:17)
D4T4 avatarThe costs should go onto the courts costs then we'll see just how many cases actually go to court when the fat cat lawyers realise they can't win. The UK is not America just yet. The tail does not wag the dog thus far.

posted by Blocked (2011-02-15 22:37:12)
No avatar3 strikes fu it move to turcy they are agains it after i hear even the president is watching pirat movie

posted by Blocked (2011-02-15 23:36:22)
rahowa1488 avatarpiracy has been around since day one,
to think that the DEA can stop it all at
once is complete fodder and the money used
to pay for such actions is money well wasted
internet piracy is just another form of crime
and you cant stop all crime...thats how the world works

posted by (2011-02-16 07:43:18)
chasnjas avatarIf they were able to stop piracy,my internet bill would go from $80 per month to $30 per month costing my isp $600 per year,times that by 50,000 and the isp loses $30,000,000 a year,its the main reason it wont happen here in oz,because it would almost bankrupt the isp's

posted by Blocked (2011-02-17 12:43:54)
menahunie avatarI am in an interesting area and my isp doesn't have any data caps at all. When I asked them about my usage they said not to worry about it. I run into about one terabyte a month in usage and only pay 42.00 forever according to my plain. The isp even informed me they picked me as a tester for their new "service" TV and movies streamed over the connection FREE while being a tester. I asked them about bandwidth and they told me they are upping it from my 11mbps to 21mbps during the test. I pay netflix 7.99 for unlimited movies per month and part of the reason for the terabyte usage. There is another ISP here Time Wartfart who are very nasty people; their stupid "throttling" etc... I believe they will and are going to squeeze major boulders out their south end when the public is offer this service from my isp.. My isp spent allot of money installing current infrastructure and Time WartFart did not...
The "entertainment" industry the butwads MPAA, and others are going digital; but they are attempting to ruin a group of people before the real value of their movies is know - diddle squat....
In truth the major cost of a movies is what? The actor(s) obscene salary... Causing Obscene ticket prices and many except the "elite" can only afford. You and Iawait when it the DVD is in the Valve box for 4-5.00 at Walwart or a streaming unlimited online movie service...

posted by (2011-02-18 11:48:33)
No avatarHow many of these people used to copy their favorite album onto a tape and give copies to their friends, isnt this the same.

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