British ISPs will send out educational emails to illegal downloaders

Posted 11 January 2017 17:54 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Four large internet providers (ISPs) in the United Kingdom will send out ‘warning emails’ to suspected illegal downloaders the coming years. In the emails the internet pirates will be educated about legal alternatives with the goal to discourage future infringement.

The emails will only be sent to customers of participating ISPs that download or stream files using e.g. BitTorrent or Popcorn Time. Users of newsgroups or cyberlockers are not included. To find the pirates, IP addresses in torrent swarms are monitored.

The IP addresses are monitored by a third party and then passed on to the ISPs who will match the IP address to a customer’s email address, according to

BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media are the participating ISPs that voluntarily support the initiative started by Creative Content UK. This organisation was founded by the British government in 2015 to fight internet piracy.

Users will receive a maximum of 4 emails and the campaign should start within the next 2-3 weeks.

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Posted on: 11 Jan 17 21:30
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Wow educational..."NOT". How about educate the lobbyists as to why their failed business and their business models.
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CDFreaks Resident
Posted on: 12 Jan 17 01:01
What do you think the chances are that they will be able to tell the difference between a Bittorrent download of LibreOffice (initiated by clicking on the magnet link on their web site) and a copy of MS Office found on ThePirateBay?
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MyCE Resident
Posted on: 13 Jan 17 21:50
Caution: copyright trolls at work ahead. Proceed at your own (insanely high) risk.
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Posted on: 16 Jan 17 08:02
Yup! let's just keep the old business model lol creativity is too hard why bother haha.
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