UK ISPs Ink Agreement For Letter Writing Campaign To Stop Illegal File Sharing
In what looks to be a more of a political move than anything of real substance, several Internet Service Provider’s (ISPs) in the UK have agreed to issue letters to subscribers suspected of illegal file trading on their networks.
The six ISPs, Virgin Media, Orange, BT, BSkyB, Tiscali and Carphone Warehouse, have signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) that their PR reps called a “groundbreaking agreement” that would “significantly reduce illegal file-sharing” by drawing greater awareness to the issue of piracy. Please.
The Future: Clearly a means of pacifying over-zealous government agencies who just want the content trade groups off their backs, now the ISPs can say they’re “doing something” to thwart piracy.