While the US music industry is exploring the option of imposing additional charges on broadband users, Europe is now discussing a totally new approach: banning errant users from using the web.
This approach still requires ISPs to be copyright cops by monitoring breaches of copyright and disconnecting recalcitrant privates. Of course this proposal has been met with vehement objection because of alleged breach of civil rights. It is interesting to see how the music industry in US is recognizing the immense difficulty of ISPs being copyright cops, while Europe (France is advancing this proposal) is still keen to place the burden of upholding copyright on ISPs.
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