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FatimaAsSideqah
02-12-2008, 02:45 PM
As Salaam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

People in the UK who go online and illegally download music and films may have their internet access cut under plans the government is considering.
A draft consultation suggests internet service providers would be required to take action over users who access pirated material.

But the government is stressing that plans are at an early stage and it is still working on final proposals.

Six million people a year are estimated to download files illegally in the UK.

Music and film companies say that the illegal downloads cost them millions of pounds in lost revenues.

The government proposals were first reported by the Times newspaper.

Voluntary scheme

The Times suggested that broadband firms which failed to enforce the rules could be prosecuted, and the details of customers suspected of making illegal downloads made available to the courts.

According to the Times, the draft paper states: "We will move to legislate to require internet service providers to take action on illegal file sharing."

Some of the UK's biggest internet providers, such as BT, Virgin and Tiscali have been in talks with the entertainment industry over introducing a voluntary scheme for policing pirate activity, but no agreement has been reached.

So far, they have failed to resolve how disputed allegations would be arbitrated - for example, when customers claim other people have been "piggybacking" on their internet service.

'No liability'

The Internet Service Providers Association said data protection laws would prevent providers from looking at the content of information sent over their networks.

"ISPs are no more able to inspect and filter every single packet passing across their network than the Post Office is able to open every envelope," the association said.

"ISPs bear no liability for illegal file sharing as the content is not hosted on their servers," it added.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport said that early drafts of the document had been circulated among stakeholders.

"The content and proposals for the strategy have been significantly developed since then and a comprehensive plan to bolster the UK's creative industries will be published shortly," it added.

"We will not comment on the content of the leaked document."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7240234.stm

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Cabdullahi
02-12-2008, 02:48 PM
NOO!! i almost download everyhting from the internet
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Muezzin
02-12-2008, 02:50 PM
Alternatively, the companies could just lower their prices. Then there wouldn't be a demand for pirated stuff.

Also, this sort of measure, if workable, still wouldn't stop people buying dodgy DVDs or CDs at the market. The root of the problem is the pricing, it seems.

NOTE: I am not condoning intellectual property theft or any other sort of piracy. Most of it is such crappy quality you might as well get the legitimate version anyway.
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Ibn Al Aqwa
02-12-2008, 02:55 PM
^and just to add, most of it is so crap its not worth downloading anyway...

WaSalaam...
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FatimaAsSideqah
02-12-2008, 02:57 PM
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Copyright or the rights of authors, inventors and producers, and other financial and moral rights, belong to the owners of these works and it is not permissible to transgress against them or undermine them without the permission of their owners. That includes tapes, CDs and books.

Undoubtedly the authors of these tapes and CDs have expended time, effort and money to produce them, and there is nothing in sharee’ah to indicate that they should not take the profits that result from this work. The one who transgresses against their rights is wronging them and consuming their wealth unlawfully.

If it is permissible to transgress against these rights, then these companies would stop producing these things, because it beings no returns. Their employees would have no motive to work, and undoubtedly stopping this work would result in a great deal of good being withheld from people. So it is appropriate that the scholars have stated that it is haraam to transgress against these rights.

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truemuslim
02-12-2008, 07:20 PM
HAHAHAHA IN UR FACE UKERS!!! lol at least i can still download ... HAHA lol









i kid
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m102313
02-12-2008, 10:48 PM
Originally Posted by truemuslim
HAHAHAHA IN UR FACE UKERS!!! lol at least i can still download ... HAHA lol









i kid
hmmm... okay then :confused:
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sabah
02-12-2008, 10:52 PM
arhh its ok, i never download anythink from the internet :playing:
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