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UK Federation Against Software Theft and Investors in Software react to govt’s assertion that Internet connections of accused file-sharers will face “technical measures” rather than disconnection, adding there needs to be a “fear factor.”Several times now the UK govt has revealed that it will not seek to disconnect those repeatedly accused of file-sharing via a “three-strikes” graduated response system to piracy, and will use “technical measures” to deal with the problem instead.Well, some copyright holder groups are apparently not happy with that position, the UK’s Federation Against Software Theft and Investors in Software (FAST IiS) being two of those groups.FAST IiS Chief Executive John Lovelock wonders why there is no punitive response to alleged copyright infringement.He says in a press release: “Online piracy is the greatest threat there is to the business software, video games, music, TV and film industries. FAST IiS has lobbied the Government for increased penalties for serious copyright infringers, digital copiers and ‘pirates’. We believe the most effective way to demonstrate the seriousness these infractions have to the creative industries is to cut off the tool that enables them to take place. In the same way that dangerous drivers are banned from their vehicles, why should persistent content thieves harm this important UK sector, risking jobs and cutting taxable revenue? The issue is that we the industry are having to take second best because the Government doesn’t have the will to impose stringent penalties on what is no different to shoplifting in effect.”