UK ISPs attack Digital Economy Bill measures (and get attacked by Bono in return)


UK ISPs have stepped up their attack on the Digital Economy Bill’s proposed anti-piracy measures, claiming that the cost of sending warning letters and then suspending or slowing broadband connections could cost £500 million a year – £25 for every broadband subscription. “It really feels like the UK is out on a limb with these proposals compared to the rest of the world,” says BT’s John Petter, while Carphone Warehouse boss Charles Dunstone has chipped in with “Broadband consumers shouldn’t have to bail out the music industry”. However, one person who doesn’t agree is U2 frontman Bono, who’s slammed the ‘reverse Robin Hooding’ that has led to “swollen profits” for the ISPs that “perfectly mirror the lost receipts of the music business”. Source: Times Online Source: New York Times

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