Are the Net Police Coming for You?

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Duration: 29 minutes

A proposed new law is threatening to disconnect the millions of internet users who unlawfully download free music, films and TV. Jo Whiley looks at how broadband use at home may never be the same, and could even be cut off.

  • Music artists discuss unlawful file-sharing

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    The record industry claims to be losing £200 million a year to people downloading music for free and the government is introducing the Digital Economy Bill in an attempt to combat this.

    Artists including Billy Bragg and Kate Nash, and X Factor judge Louis Walsh discuss the bill and the impact

  • File-sharing laws could see downloaders disconnected

    A proposed new law is threatening to disconnect the millions of internet users who unlawfully download free music, films and TV programmes.

    Read more about how the law might affect you
  • How to avoid Britain's net police

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    Panorama asked cyber expert Keith Cottenden to give us his top tips on how broadband customers in the UK can avoid running foul of new legislation for the internet.

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  • Archive: Brian Epstein on the Beatles

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    As Panorama looks at a rapidly changing modern music industry, we revisit a 1964 Panorama that profiled Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, and asked him about the music industry in general and the Fab Four in particular.

  • Can't buy me love: Epstein, The Beatles and Panorama

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Credits

Presenter
Jeremy Vine
Reporter
Jo Whiley
Producer
Steph Atkinson

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