According to the telegraph, Virgin Media will start sending warning letters to suspected file sharers, and will eventually disconnect them if they don’t stop. File sharers will be identified by the BPI. The mind boggling stupidity of this plan is hard to comprehend, but here is a short list of reasons why it will fail:
- It wasn’t me, my wifi was hacked
- It wasn’t me, you got the wrong name to go with that IP address
- It wasn’t me, my MAC has been cloned
- It wasn’t me, my PC was infected with a trojan
- It wasn’t me, I run a Tor node
- It was a legal download
- I’ll sign up for a cheap VPN service anyway
- If you disconnect me I’ll sue you in court for falsely accusing me of a crime and libel
- Copyright infringement is a civil offence, so you had better sue me as well and have the evidence to prove it
- People will just move to another ISP. If you try to ban them from all ISPs, people will definitely sue you.
- These are just pathetic scare tactics
It either won’t happen or it will fail massively. I guess we will have to wait and see which one it’s going to be.