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Sunday, January 20, 2013

O2 & Be Broadband Sent out File-Sharing Notifications

Subscribers of O2 and Be Broadband, alleged of unauthorized downloading copyrighted content, have already received notifications from their Internet service providers.
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Local media reported that O2 and Be Broadband have begun sending out notification letters to their customers alleged of being involved in downloading copyrighted material. The notifications have been issued to almost 2,800 subscribers.

Everything started with an intention of Golden Eye International to prevent Internet users from sharing content across the web to which it owns the copyright. The number of the originally targeted customers was close to 9,000, and the company believed that this number would translate in satisfying damage compensation fees. However, its plan was moderated by the High Court.

The entire system of demanding Internet service providers to notify subscribers alleged of downloading copyrighted content was enforced by the very controversial Digital Economy Act. The latter came into force two years ago as a means of cracking down on unauthorized file-sharing, but thus far there are still some provisions in it that are awaiting approval.

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