UK ISP bows to record industry, to send P2P warning letters




As we noted yesterday, one of the fondest dreams of the recording industry is to get Internet service providers to help them police the content flowing across their networks. Now, British ISP Virgin Media has taken a halting step in that general direction by agreeing to work with the BPI, the UK equivalent of the RIAA which represents the interests of the recording industry in that country. The agreement will have Virgin sending out warning letters to those who the BPI has identified as sharing copyrighted material.





the worst part is that, when you get right down to it, it simply sets precedent


Oh crap. I knew there had to be a downside somewhere to being a VM customer :doh:

Mind you, from having been with the same ISP (under various guises/management) for the last 9 years, I don’t expect them to be too severe, or at least not at first.

If they wanted a “one strike and you’re out” approach, I believe they picked the wrong ISP, and should have worked with BT instead. :stuck_out_tongue:


i have a way round it :stuck_out_tongue:


Virgin Media … “Our Nose ISN’T brown, we oath it” :stuck_out_tongue:


Bloody Virgin…my mum (also a Virgin Media customer) alerted me to this, which she saw on the BBC News last night, I managed to find a link:

Will McGree received a letter in June, warning him that legal action could be taken against him.

He said: "It’s doomed to fail. Virgin Media will lose a lot of customers over this because people don’t like to be accused of stealing music over their morning coffee.

“It made me feel betrayed. I was under the impression that I paid Virgin Media money to keep my internet connection protected and safe.”