?Ahoy there mates! Shiver me timbers, y?arr ready to pillage some digitally copyrighted treashah?!! Not this time! ?
Another war against piracy is now being initiated by UK?s Internet Service Provider (ISP). UK ISP is teaming up with several representatives to create a system that will combat piracy. The system will launch and send alerts to subscribers who are suspected of committing piracy.
According to several sources, under the Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme (VCAP), UK ISP?s will now send alerts if their customers are found involved in an unlawful file sharing. ?The alert will then offer up advices on how to find legitimate sources of the content.
It might be quite difficult for?UK ISP?s to?do that kind of a thing. However, there are no sanctions if you want to ignore the said alert. You can only have four alerts per year in each household. However, this move might be over-dramatic since most of the people don?t even know that what they are doing is illegal.
However, according to Business Secretary Vince Cable, they will ?ensure that your hard work will not go to waste because of piracy.
Additionally, he also stated that UK has ?unrivaled creativity? but ?open to abuses by those people who do not play by the rules?.
“That is why we are working with industry to ensure that intellectual property rights are understood and respected. Education is at the heart of this drive so people understand that piracy isn’t a victimless crime — but actually causes business to fail, harms the industry and costs jobs.” He added.
The alert systems fall under a new partnership between UK ISP?s and Creative Content UK and partly with the UK government. Also, they will launch a multimedia anti-piracy education campaign to raise the people?s awareness against piracy.