Jun 27, 2012

Three Strikes - Say Goodbye to Your Net

British internet users who still use illegal download sites will start to receive warning letters as of 2014, as part of Ofcom's previously announced "three strikes" rule.

ISPs will be ordered to send letters to customers whose connection has been used to pirate digital content, whether they personally downloaded the files or not.
Customers who receive three or more warning letters could have their information passed to copyright holders, who could then sue for copyright infringement and face substantial fines. They could also lose their internet connection.

The "three strikes" policy takes effect in 2014, but campaigners have raised concerns over the potential for innocent broadband customers being blamed for the actions of other members of their family, or even hackers who discreetly access their connection in secret.

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