“The UK government’s business secretary, Lord Mandelson, has confirmed initial plans to cut off Internet service for those who persistently, illegally download files,” Electronista reports.
“The policy should take effect in the summer of 2011 but will allegedly be considered a ‘last resort’ after three notifications,” Electronista reports. “After two initial warnings with close monitoring over the space of a year, Internet users would be disconnected with three months’ opportunity to appeal the decision.”
Electronista reports, “The strategy closely parallels that of France’s newly enacted law, which has been nicknamed the “three strikes law” for the number of warnings and the end result.”
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