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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  1. identicon
    fuse5k, 4 Apr 2008 @ 5:26am

    comment 5

    Martin,

    Virgin don't have limits on their broadband at all. If you download 30+ gig a day on peak time, they will throttle your connection so that you don't spoil connection speeds for others, but they will never cut you off, and once the peak hours are over you get back to your advertised speed.

    I know this through experience.. I certainly dont think its unfair for them to do this, as they obviously have limited bandwidth to share among all of their paying customers

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