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BPI is Going to Sue UK File-Sharers

BPI is Going to Sue UK File-Sharers

Added: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The British Phonographic Industry’s (BPI) CEO Geoff Taylor declared that before technical measures come into effect on ISP-level, within one year from today, as the essential part of the Digital Economy Act, they will bring the lawsuits at some level.


After the controversial Digital Economy Bill has passed in the United Kingdom, the executives in BPI were certainly pleased. However, its CEO Geoff Taylor said that BPI is going to implement some additional tactics in order to tackle the problem of illegal file-sharing until the technical measures stipulated in the Act take effect. The technical measures, standing for disconnection and choking, were announced to be delayed till Ofcom (the government’s Office of Communications) has determined that its initial efforts failed to reduce levels of illegal file-sharing significantly, which means the 70% decline. As Ofcom said earlier, the warning letters will not start being sent out until December, so it leaves us some time before performing such determination. Meanwhile the British Phonographic Industry announces the beginning of a lawsuit campaign launched against users suspected of illegal file-sharing.

The Digital Economy Act forces Internet Service Providers to keep a list of infringers, that’s why Taylor suggests that BPI will just ask the providers to provide them with the lists of anonymous subscribers which have been identified by BPI the most number of times. Thus they‘ll be able to bring the case to the court in order to know the real identities and addresses of those users to start legal proceedings.

As you remember, the BPI has abandoned its mass-sue style four years ago when realized it had only one effect on illegal peer-to-peer networks: alienating music fans. So now it goes ahead blaming the government for not implementing the technical measures immediately. Good luck with that.

The BPI regret the government disagreed with them and refused to bring the measures into effect right away. It has also said to BPI that it expected the legal cases to be brought up. So that’s not something BPI actually want to do as they believe technical measures to be much better approach.

People in the UK have something to regret as well. Like they already haven’t enough to worry about – ban on public access Wi-Fi and website filtering are such a trifle!

April 22th, 2010

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Date:  Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2010-04-22 13:39:10)
iamezaz avatarF*** the digital economy act of britain.
I urge all the people of britain
to revolt against them

posted by (2010-04-22 16:11:37)
No avatarWhy revolt... when the use of strategically placed viruses will shut down their entire computer systems, force them to spend enormous time, energy effort and resources to repair the damage ?

posted by (2010-04-22 19:34:31)
katep avatarthere will be a massive backlash if they do this more so now when you look at the uk ecomney and hard times that are coming they can sue me I am 30 grand in debt so more debt does not hurt me lol

posted by (2010-04-23 13:59:03)
dslbandit avatarThe community will adapt to all of this BS in the long run. People will get smarter while the industry gets dumber and utilize techniques to stay one step ahead. Help those you know who are ignorant in such techniques. Spread the word!

posted by (2010-04-23 16:32:38)
macbeth avatarhell no what about r rights?

posted by (2010-04-23 22:45:26)
No avatarWell I heard(more like a rumor) soon they will be turning torrent websites including p2p software into "download a torrent to get paid" system:
-Download Movie = $0.50 for downloader and $5.00 to the record industry.
-Download Music = $0.10 for downloader and $3.50 to music industry.
-Download games from p2p = $0.05-$2.00 for downloader and $1.00- $2.00

Not sure if this will be up soon or the right price, but to me this is a good idea to get points to either be paid or to watch a movie and such. Does anyone know anything else about this?

posted by Blocked (2010-04-24 12:10:40)
menahunie avatarLet me get this straight; BPI is going to get lists of suspect IP and then send Law suite notices to those suspect IP's?
I don't know how the British Courts work; but I think you would need the Media file from that "suspect IP" for proof of your law suite.

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