Repeat offenders who persist in illegally downloading music from file-sharing sites such as Limewire could be blocked from accessing the web under British government proposals issued Aug. 25, Reuters reports. The U.K. government said it was publishing new ideas to speed up the process of tackling unlawful peer-to-peer file sharing to prevent damage to the content industries. Proposals include requiring internet service providers to take action against individual repeat infringers, such as blocking access to download sites, reducing broadband speeds, or temporarily suspending an individual's internet account. Under the new proposals, the British Secretary of State would direct media regulator...

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