UK May Cut Internet Access To Illegal-File Sharers

Law360, New York (August 26, 2009, 2:29 PM EDT) -- British Internet users who illegally download copyrighted music and film could lose Internet privileges if legislation proposed by U.K. lawmakers is enacted.

A consultation released Tuesday by the Digital Britain initiative lists suspension of Internet access as a proposed step to modernize the country's legislative approach to enforcing copyright rules in cyberspace.

Digital Britain, the British government's large-scale plan for the nation's future in the broadening technological and digital spheres, establishes several goals for the U.K., including 100 percent broadband Internet coverage by 2012.

The government...
To view the full article, register now.