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UK Musicians Back Watered-Down “Three-Strikes” Rule

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    Last Updated: September 26, 2009


    A brace of anonymous readers sent along coverage of UK musicians who have turned around to support three strikes, or a milder variant of it. What they suggest is more like “three strikes and you’re hobbled” — after a third offense a downloader would be not disconnected, but rate-limited. The artists involved include Lily Allen, George Michael, and Sandie Shaw. The Guardian has more details. The final quote from the music industry, striking out at UK ISPs, is priceless: “BT is clinging on to an old business model which is supported by illegal downloading. That’s not only unfair to artists and creators, but penalizes BT’s many customers who use the Internet legally.”

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