Virgin Says No to P2P Users

by Irma Arkus

WARNING: This is no April’s Fools Day Joke.

Virgin Media recently announced that it will disable users from accessing P2P services sharing illegal copyright material. Together with British Phonographic Industry lobby, they will adopt a 3-strikes-and-you’re-out policy.

It is thus far unclear whether they will disable accounts of users who merely utilize P2P services associated with copyright infringements, or are identified as P2P users who are leeching copyright materials.

Either way, Zeropaid provides a valid commentary on the situation, asking public “would UK citizens allow for physical checkpoints whereby corporations are allowed to search their person for copyrighted material? I think not.”

I wish this was an April’s Fools Day Joke, but it isn’t.