There was a bit of a hoo-ha at the end of last week around UK ISP Karoo, which is based in Hull. It emerged that it was suspending the broadband connections of users following a single notification from a copyright owner, and refusing to reconnect them until they signed a waiver promising not to do it again. However, following widespread publicity about the policy, Karoo announced a rethink. “It is evident that we have been exceeding the expectations of copyright owners, the media and internet users,” said exec Nick Thompson, revealing plans to switch to a three-warnings policy instead.

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