UK Considers Anti File Sharing Laws
Well, let's see how this pans out. I don't think its going to work, anyway.
Speaking to the BBC, Lord Triesman (above) - parliamentary Under Secretary for Innovation, Universities and Skills - has admitted that formal laws may well be introduced into the United Kingdom to ban file sharing.
"If we can't get voluntary arrangements we will legislate," he said while demanding ISPs play a "more activist role" in stopping the widespread activity. "It is quite possible to know where it is happening and who it is happening with," he explained in a line which will no doubt have privacy advocates up in arms (and file sharers looking nervously over their shoulders).
Thankfully at least - unlike much action in the US - Triesman said he doesn't want to target individual members of the public deriding the idea of "hounding 14-year-olds who shared music" and instead focusing on those who distribute it for profit. "We have some simple choices to make," he added. "If creative artists can't earn a living as a result of the work they produce, then we will kill off creative artists and that would be a tragedy."