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BPI Threatens Two ISP's Over P2P

Posted: 10th Jul, 2006 By: MarkJ
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has demanded that 59 customers of ISP’s Tiscali and Cable & Wireless have their accounts closed for file-sharing (P2P) abuse:

BPI said that although its own campaign against filesharers is going tremendously well (action taken against 139 uploaders and 111 out of court settlements) ISPs are failing to take effective stop illegal filesharing. It has collected a raft of IP addresses from filesharing networks - 17 of which are with Tiscali, and a further 42 with Cable & Wireless.

BPI Chairman Peter Jamieson said, "We have demonstrated in the courts that unauthorised filesharing is against the law. We have said for months that it is unacceptable for ISPs to turn a blind eye to industrial-scale copyright infringement.

"We are providing Tiscali and Cable & Wireless with unequivocal evidence of copyright infringement via their services. It is now up to them to put their house in order and pull the plug on these people.
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The Register reports that both Tiscali and C&W have begun 'reviewing' the BPI's evidence, pending their own investigations and possible action.
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