I don't mind spoilers, especially for TV shows. I used to be a Lost spoiler-junkie, because the show was so complicated - even when I read an episode outline, the way it was portrayed on screen was completely different.
Crippling a £100 billion industry to save a £3.9 billion industry makes no sense whatsoever.
Oh, and for those willing to argue that music is just a tiny part of the creative industries, well, even if you combined all the UK creative industries, that still only accounts for £60 billion a year.
This sounds very similar to the UK's Digital Economy Act. Letters first, possibility of disconnection later if piracy isn't reduced.
I've always wondered what a copyright infringing file is. For example - I download a Beatles MP3 - one file - one strike.
But what if I download a RAR of a Beatles Album instead? Still only one file but decompresses into an album's worth of illegal MP3s. Would that still just be one strike?
If so, you have the bizarre situation where pirates will be going after the many gig multi-album zip files instead of a single track. In other words, why waste a strike on a single track, when downloading an entire album gets the same penalty? Three strikes will ultimately encourage people to infringe more.
Someone could be cut off for individually downloading three tracks from an album, whereas those that download the full album to begin with will still be on their first strike.