UK File-Sharers Will Receive Warning Letters in 2013Added: Monday, October 31st, 2011
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A few days ago, Ofcom, an independent regulator and competition authority for the communications industries of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, made an announcement, saying that starting with summer 2013 online file-sharers alleged of unauthorized file-sharing of copyrighted content will start receiving notification letters.
This step will become the first one in the so-called “graduated response” system introduced by the 2010 adopted UK Digital Economy Act (better known as DEA). With the first step being sending out the warning letters, notifying about registering of illegal file-sharing, the third one would mean for the repeat violators suspension of their broadband connection.
The government outfit Ofcom is responsible for establishing an “obligations code” that would accompany the new anti-piracy system. As it is spelled out in the document, the warning letters will notify Internet subscribers that their broadband connection has been used for some copyright infringing activities. The notifications will also tell the users how they can protect their Internet connection if they believe that someone else has hijacked their Wi-Fi and has been using it to infringe copyright by sharing files.
The country’s Digital Economy Act would also force Internet service providers to track internet users alleged of unauthorized file-sharing and prove they are able to match their personal information to the IP address that had been used in the infringing activity on the Internet. Still, it is not clear how effective would this system prove and how Ofcom is going to address infringement committed though VPNs, proxies and other services allowing to circumvent the legislation.
Monday, October 31st, 2011
|posted by (2011-10-31 12:35:08)|
|How can you get a warning for an alleged crime?|
|posted by (2011-10-31 14:07:24)|
|What ever happened to "presumption of innocence"? Has the UK given up on justice?|
|this is the UK, youre are guilty untill you spend a year in prison and then youre innocence is proven after youre death. there is no right to a fair trail.|
|posted by (2011-10-31 21:22:46)|
|You are free to do what we tell you to do, you are free to say what we want you to say|
|posted by (2011-10-31 22:33:58)|
|yep, that sounds like UK alright... the innocent pays while the real guilty ones goes scott-free|
|well they can kiss my ring|
i try/watch before i buy whats the harm in that
everone would end up wasteing so much money if you were to buy the shit that is put out there
is it that were blowing people up or hacking the big companys no were just downloading stuff
but hey were the criminals you only have to look at the government there the biggest criminals out there
|posted by (2011-11-01 00:30:59)|
|Forget DEMOCRACY bring on TOTALITARIANISM. Democracy is a word of little meaning, we all belong to the Totalitarian regimes in our so called Democratic West.|
|good new or bad new lol|
|posted by (2011-11-01 07:08:21)|
|New shredder bought and at the ready scary letters hahahah|
|the seed box business will get really big, lol||
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