Last year, a group of the largest US ISPs agreed a joint policy to start to tackle illegal filesharing on their networks, with plans to send out warning letters to customers accused of hooky downloads. Since then, it’s all gone quiet. Now RIAA CEO Cary Sherman says that the programme will kick in by 12 July. “Each ISP has to develop their infrastructure for automating the system,” Sherman told a US conference, according to CNET. “Every ISP has to do it differently depending on the architecture of its particular network. Some are nearing completion and others are a little further from completion.” The graduated response programme will see persistent filesharers sent several warnings, before ISPs have the option – we stress ‘option’ – of throttling their speeds or suspending their broadband.

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