There was a digitalspy article yesterday about this, saying this is in fact wrong, and at the moment they don't have any immediate plans to spy on their users; i'd get the link but i'm having some troubles with loading pages..
At the point they become a lackey for the RIAA, my business will go elsewhere on point of principle.
I find it odd that Virgin are making noises about this sort of thing, but recently re-instated various newsgroups like alt.b.m.m. whose sole purpose is to distribute media files! (Unless it's some sort of honey trap.)
how exactly will they monitor it?
if its newsgroups, then a lot of newsgroup providers offer secure transfers now.
also how will they verify the exact files? i could download a file called hello.txt which i then rename to whatever.mp3 - and likewise if i download a file called whatever.mp3, wouldn't virgin have to prove that that specific mp3 is an actual copyrighted mp3 from an artist and not just a renamed file.
on the flipside, i noticed this.....a possibility?
Written by Guy Dixon
vnunet.com, 01 Apr 2008
Virgin Media and BPI deny 'deal' :: HEXUS.channel - The online home of the UK technology channel
Like I said, it's been claimed to be incorrect..
The digitalspy link: Cable - News - Virgin denies 'three strikes' agreement - Digital Spy
I will have a chat with my neighbour tonight, he worked for NTL/virgin for a number of years on the broadband side as an engineer at HQ in the north east. Will ask him what he thinks, and how it could be done.