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File-sharers in the UK may be cut off from web

08/25, 3:20pm

UK file-sharers face cuts

The UK government has introduced new measures in its Digital Britain report that could see individuals who illegally share copyrighted files have their Internet service cut off, says a Tuesday report. These proposed changed would give regulator Ofcom greater power in fighting web pirates, including said account suspensions. Previously, Ofcon was given until 2012 to develop technical measures to catch pirates, but this timeframe was deemed too generous, and "impacting unfairly upon rights holders," Digital Britain minister Stephen Timms said.

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