Thursday, 13 August 2009

From Hull to Paternity

UK's Hull-based Karoo ISP was in the news and on this blog for disconnecting filesharers without notice. Publicity drove Karoo to alter policy to disconnection after 3 warnings and now, it is reported, disconnections will only be made where a court order exists supporting a successful action by a copyright owner.
It is such a comfort to know the ISP community thinks so long and so carefully about these issues - Karoo's Terms of Use include "6.3 You may not use Our networks or systems to distribute copyright material unless they are authorised to do so by the copyright owner" Drinks all round in the consumer lobby one imagines.

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