David Lammy, the Intellectual Property Minister, said that the Government had ruled out legislating to force ISPs to disconnect such users.
Speaking ahead of the publication of a report on the future of Britain's digital industries, Mr Lammy said that there were very complex legal issues wrapped up in enforced disconnection. He added: “I'm not sure it's actually going to be possible.”
Lilian Edwards and others have pointed out the vastly disproportionate nature of such a sanction. How positive to hear that the government has been listening. New business models, not technological enforcement, are the way to maximise the benefit of the Internet for creators and consumers.