Digital Economy Bill will cost you £25 a year

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Are you a UK broadband subscriber? If you are, the government's Digital Economy Bill will cost you £25 a year:

Proposals to suspend the internet connections of those who repeatedly share music and films online will leave consumers with a bill for £500 million, ministers have admitted.

The Digital Economy Bill would force internet service providers (ISPs) to send warning letters to anyone caught swapping copyright material illegally, and to suspend or slow the connections of those who refused to stop. ISPs say that such interference with their customers’ connections would add £25 a year to a broadband subscription.

If you don't want to have to pay 25 quid to prop up the music industry's failed business model, I suggest you join the Pirate Party.

   

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