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...
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