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    "Britain will impose legislation on Internet service providers (ISPs) by April 2009 if they do not work with the music and film industries to curb illegal downloading, the government said on Friday. The government released a strategy paper to address the problem of illegal file sharing after the two sides failed to come to a voluntary agreement over how best to tackle the issue. The paper said the government would still prefer a voluntary solution, but said it would start consulting on possible legislation later this year.

    The move follows a decision by the French government to ban access to the Internet for those who repeatedly download material illegally, and follows years of lobbying by the music industry which has been damaged by piracy. Industry estimates put the number of broadband users in Britain who download files illegally at around 6 million. "Within the space of only four months, two governments, in France and Britain, have now embraced the simple idea that Internet service providers are uniquely positioned to help in the fight against digital piracy," John Kennedy, the head of the international music trade body IFPI, said."

    Source: Neowin.Net
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    It funny how an article about copyrights is posted on here but points to neowin which then points to eweek which in turn attributes the article to reuters.
    Anyway does anyone have a link for this strategy paper i cant find one anywhere.

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    nooooo! they be stealin mah internets!!11

    it could never work

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    you are right

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    Their efforts will only make file sharing stronger and harder to detect...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4play View Post
    It funny how an article about copyrights is posted on here but points to neowin which then points to eweek which in turn attributes the article to reuters.
    Just trying to spread the word
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