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Offline p2p rules

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Pirates 'ignore' warning letters
« on: June 10, 2009, 08:27:56 pm »
Sending letters to persistent pirates will not stop them copying, suggests research.

Only 33% of those receiving a letter from their ISP would stop pirating content, found a survey carried out by legal firm Wiggin.

However, it found 80% would stop if the letter were followed by action such as cutting net connections.

The finding comes a week before the release of a UK government report aimed at tackling web piracy.

The research, commissioned by media lawyers Wiggin, questioned more than 1,500 UK consumers about their changing digital media habits.

On June 16, the government is widely expected to publish the final version of the Carter Report.

Among the topics considered by the wide-ranging report will be recommendations that ISPs investigate "technical solutions" to piracy which could involve slowing down connection speeds for unrepentant pirates.

"A letter would not be enough," said Alexander Ross, partner in the media and technology group at Wiggin. "It does take an ultimate sanction."
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Offline Forested665

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Re: Pirates 'ignore' warning letters
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009, 01:28:18 am »
You know... ive never seen or met anyone who as received a letter.
I dont see it in papers either. Ive never seen any coverage of the cases except of p2p news sites.
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Offline DaBees-Knees

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Re: Pirates 'ignore' warning letters
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 08:10:03 am »
These reports amuse me. All cutting people off will achieve is to drive more people in to buying dodgy CDs and DVDs at car boot sales. This in turn will create more business for the commercial pirates. I'm sure that will please the entertainment industry.

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