Sky Broadband-First ISP to Support Digital Economy Bill

Friday, April 16th 2010

While the ISPs are busy raising their voice against the Digital Economy Bill, Sky Digital is the only provider who has come up with full support for the bill and the home broadband piracy laws.

The Chief Executive of Sky Broadband, Jeremy Darroch said that the piracy can diminish the business of the creators and can hurt the interests of many. He stated this in a recent Mip TV conference in Cannes. He further explained the necessity to discuss the issue from both sides. Sky broadband badly requires this, as it is both a content provider as well as an ISP.

This controversial legislation law can disconnect the internet connections of the users, if their connections have been found to be used for any illegal downloading or file sharing. Most of the broadband suppliers believe that the law will be difficult to enforce. Also, they say that there are chances for the innocent users to get punished, even if they are not the necessary ones who have committed the crimes.

Many suggestions has been raised from the providers like O2. O2 suggested to develop new products and services to give the consumers what they want, for a fair price. However, no further moves has been reported from any legal bodies after sanctioning the law.

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