Latest from The Times:
"Internet service providers will not be forced to disconnect users who
repeatedly flout the law by illegally sharing music and video files, The
Times has learnt.
Andy Burnham, the Culture Secretary, said last year that the Government
had "serious legislative intent" to compel internet companies to cut off
customers who ignore warnings not to pirate material.
However, in an interview with The Times, David Lammy, the Intellectual
Property Minister, said that the Government had ruled out legislating to
force ISPs to disconnect such users. "
The official announcement's now been delayed again, and against all rumour was not trailed at last week's Oxford Media conference. Looks like BERR're finding this one a wee bit tricky. Could that have anything to do with the music industry forcing Virgin to abandon its legal P2P offering? Remember the deal the Memorandum of Understanding offered back in July was new sanctions against filesharers, but only in return for new business models and in particular new legal ways to access music online using P2P .. not much sign of that..