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ISP's Forced To Reveal File-Sharers

Posted: 31st Jan, 2006 By: MarkJ
The High Court has ordered ten UK ISP's, including BT, NTL, Telewest and Tiscali, to hand over the details of 150 customers accused of illegally sharing software:

An undercover investigator working for Fast in a project codenamed Operation Tracker identified 150 people suspected of illegally sharing software.

Most file-sharers use false names and e-mail addresses. So the software anti-piracy group went to the High Court to force the internet providers to hand over customer details.

The federation said it would approach the police and Crown Prosecution Service once it has the personal information.


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