It seems the UK will be getting three-strikes legislation after all. Well, possibly. Okay, here’s what business minister Lord Mandelson had to say when asked whether he was proposing three strikes, at a conference yesterday. “Yes. I don’t know whether it’s three strikes but it’s certainly two notifications.” He confirmed that the final step may well include suspending people’s broadband, although there will be an opportunity to appeal. However, a follow-up press release from his government department clarified that “warning notifications, followed up with targeted legal action by rights holders, should be the only enforcement action required to significantly reduce the level of unlawful file-sharing”. But that account suspension will remain a last resort, held in reserve for the most serious infringers. Got that?

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