Should illegal file-sharers be banned from the net?
The boss of BT says people who are caught downloading music illegally should be fined instead of being cut off from using the internet. Do you agree?
Ian Livingston, the British Telecom chief executive, said plans to suspend internet access for those found to be illegally file-sharing goes against natural justice.
He said that the actions of one person should exclude an entire family from using the internet, for example. The plans are contained in the Digital Economy Bill currently going through parliament and have been welcomed by the music industry as a way to try and combat online musical piracy.
What is your view about sharing music online? Do you think illegal fire-sharers should be cut off from the internet? What do you think is an appropriate sanction?
- Rory Cellan-Jones' blog about his interview with Ian Livingston, the boss of BT