UK ISPs Ordered To Turn Over User Info

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LONDON -- Ten U.K. ISPs have been ordered by the country's high court to disclose the personal information of 150 suspected file-sharers of copyrighted software.
The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST), the British Computer Society's copyright committee, said Tuesday that it instituted a year-long undercover operation to try and root out the offending parties. The ISPs -- including Tiscali, British Telecom, Telewest and NTL -- will be required to hand over personal details including names, addresses and dates of birth.
 

dullard

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I somewhat think the ISP should be reliable for what goes through it. So the companies who have their files/music/movies stolen should sue the ISP. Then the ISP can, if it wishes, in turn sue the offending users. The whole privacy issue is then removed from all questions.

But that is just my own ideal world. An ideal world where companies are responsible for what they do. I don't actually expect things to work like this.
 

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