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UK Greens slam BPI/ISP file-sharing deal

The UK Green Party has slammed the anti-file-sharing deal reached lastweek between the recording industry and ISPs, warning that it will have a “serious impact on internet access for vulnerable people.”

The deal, negotiated and approved by the UK government,  would allow the six ISPs (BT, Virgin, Orange, Tiscali, BSkyB and Carphone Warehouse) to slow down or cut off the internet connections of people simply suspected of file-sharing. Information on potential suspects will be provided by the BPI.
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