Wednesday, March 7, 2012

UK Moves Towards "Three Strikes" Internet Policy

Prodhan, Georgina. "UK Moves Towards "Three Strikes" Internet Policy." Reuters, March 6, 2012.

From the article: “British Web users face having their Internet connections throttled or suspended if they are found to have downloaded music or movies illegally after Internet service providers (ISPs) BT and TalkTalk lost a court appeal on Tuesday.

The ruling by Britain's Court of Appeal means that ISPs will have to send warning letters to customers suspected by film studios or record labels of having illegally accessed material to which they own the rights.

If a customer accumulates too many warnings, the ISP may be required to slow down the person's Internet access or suspend the account.” Read more