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Cable & Wireless Responds To BPI

Posted: 11th Jul, 2006 By: MarkJ
Cable & Wireless (Bulldog) has issued a longer response to yesterdays reports that the BPI had demanded they close the accounts of 42 users accused of illegal (copyrighted music etc.) file sharing (P2P):

"Cable & Wireless and its ISP, Bulldog, have an acceptable use policy that covers illegal file-sharing," said a statement from C&W. "This would normally mean that any accounts used for illegal file-sharing are closed. We will take whatever steps are necessary to put the matter right."

The BPI does not actually know the identities of the alleged file-sharers, but the ISP s do. "Whenever an individual uses a file-sharing network they reveal the unique IP address for the internet account being used at that time," said a BPI statement. "The BPI is able to identify from the IP address which ISP provides the service. But only the ISP knows to which individual the IP address belongs."


Ultimately the statement doesn't say much more than we already knew, although it does hint that C&W is likely to do as the BPI requested.

Meanwhile Tiscali, which had 17 of its users flagged, has yet to state anything further and is continuing to investigate. More @ The Register.
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