Virgin Denies Reports That It Will Kick File Sharers Offline

from the no-sirree dept

Earlier in the week there were reports that even without a government mandate, Virgin Media had come to an agreement with the entertainment industry to start kicking off users accused of file sharing, using a "three strike" rule. However, Virgin has now claimed that no such plan is in place while also noting that it found the concept "draconian." Reading between the lines, it certainly sounds like BPI (the British equivalent of the RIAA) presented Virgin with a plan to do this, and Virgin basically told BPI that it would consider the plan, at which point BPI leaked a report to the press that it was a done deal.

Filed Under: ban, file sharing, isps, uk
Companies: virgin

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    Anonymous Coward, 3 Apr 2008 @ 10:43pm

    Go go business-speak

    Or poliic-speak for that matter.

    Virgin says "we'll think about it" which as everyone really knows means "um, no".

    BPI then being the twisted greedy bastards they are take those words and use them to exagerate the response.

    Exageration and ambiguity in action.

    Just wish greed-oriented (as in power/money wanting) entities would realise the danger to ambiguity and stop that part of it at least . . .

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