Virgin Media is working with the music industry to identify broadband users who appear to be sharing music illegally.
They will be sent "informative letters" on how to "safely download music from the internet and avoid the risk of legal action" from both the ISP and the BPI, the industry association.
"The BPI and Virgin Media believe that, in many cases, customers may not be aware that their account is being used in this way," said a statement today.
"Accounts will be identified by Virgin on the basis of information supplied by the BPI. Both letters will be distributed by Virgin, without the need to disclose customer names and addresses to the BPI."
The BPI, recently lent support by the government, wants service providers to take action against music piracy, but many of them have opposed the idea. The agreement with Virgin is the first of its kind in the UK.
Hahahahahaha Virgin are absolute tossers, unlucky any Virgin customers you are now being screened as well as throttled
I know there are a lot of people on here who have moved away in the past year, I bet ya glad ya did now!!
I wonder if they will have the decency to inform their customers that their internet use is being screened, just like they have never had the decency to inform their customers of bandwidth caps and throttling!
And with their proposed launch of Phorm, it makes me wonder if Virgin have any care or respect at all for the privacy of their customers... Digital Spy Report