The war of words between the music industry and certain UK ISPs shows no signs of thawing. With ISPs like TalkTalk and BT having predicted huge costs if they’re forced to introduce anti-piracy measures on their networks, the BPI has commissioned a report from technical consultancy Sweet Consulting that claims to disprove them. It suggests that technology to identify and notify copyright infringers could cost just £13.85 million in the first year, £9 million in the second, and £3.45 million in the third – 24p per individual ISP subscriber in the third case. A separate report commissioned by the Creative Coalition Campaign has come up with estimated annual running costs of £8.5 million. Source: Music Week

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