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    UK ISPs Near Agreement On Illegal File Sharing

    UK Music's chief executive, Feargal Sharkey, claims that progress has been made on a deal between the music industry and broadband ISPs to tackle illegal file sharing. The comments came during yesterday's annual Internet Service Providers' Association conference in Eversheds, with an ISPA spokesman confirming that 'some kind of agreement between rightholders and ISPs can be reached,' adding, 'everyone wants to work together to make legal online models work.' The news follows July's crucial Memorandum of Understanding agreement between copyright holders and six of the UK's largest ISPs, which account for roughly 90% of the country's broadband market. The initial agreement approved a principal of sending warning letters to customers who have been accused of downloading illegal music or movies.

    Source: ISPReview.co.uk

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    Bit worrying about the fact 90% of broadband users are with 1 of 6 ISPs... poor ISP's still I think alot of people will be moving after this

    Might be a way of getting out of those sticky 18month contract tho!!

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    My biggest worry with this is that we've already seen people being wrongly accused of pirating computer games online, so what safeguards are there to prevent this from occurring? If the ISP acts as judge, jury and executioner (illegal under EU laws, but France are considering it anyway) then I'll be very afraid.

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