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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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    Martin, 4 Apr 2008 @ 3:31am

    Yes, but...

    Let's not forget that these were the same people which said that companies that advertise "unlimited" internet when in fact there is a Fair Use policy which users aren't aware of is false advertising and that there services were unlimited (in the sense of download limits). It was then pointed out that Virgin actively limit people's internet connections if they download too much data and hide the fact in a policy that can only be found by searching their website.

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