An All Party Parliamentary Communications Group inquiry in the UK has published a report suggesting that the government should can its plans to implement legislation on online piracy until the EU has decided on a pan-European approach. It also says internet users should not be disconnected for file-sharing, and suggests the music industry has been too slow to launch legal alternatives. Meanwhile, 21 MPs have signed an early-day motion claiming that disconnections – temporary or otherwise – are “futile” because “it is relatively easy for determined file-sharers to mask their identity or their activity to avoid detection”.

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