UK has become one of the most active battle fields where issues such as anti-piracy, internet freedom, copyright infringement, illegal file sharing are continually clenching with no fair results to this point.
With all the efforts of the copyright owners with respect to drawing a solid a viable method to tackle illegal file-sharing so far no agreement with British ISPs has been reached.
HMG’s threat to impose legislation by the end of the summer if things don’t change until then remains valid. The government will release a consultation paper on possible legislation in July.
Lisa Vango, Senior Policy Advisor at UK IPO, thinks that the difficulty in reaching a consensus may owe to the fact MPAA, BPI and other similar organizations are trying to reach individual deals between themselves and internet service providers rather than making efforts together to come up with an agreement that would be universally applicable between all content providers and ISPs.
Since when did the entertainment moguls want a reasonable settlement? There's no great surprise that they can't agree with anyone while they insist on others funding their costs and on courts imposing huge fines on users that far outweigh any loss. They should check out the fable of the boy that cried wolf.