Most of us like to get stuff for free but we welcome the Government`s plans for getting tougher on those who download copyright material from the Internet for free. Penalties might include throttling of perpetrator`s broadband speed or in extreme cases suspending their connection completely.
Those downloading copyright material justify their actions by citing the excessive profits made by record and film companies, but a culture of stealing people’s work also damages up and coming independent artists with only limited resources.
An album by young Welsh band ‘Future of the left’, who are signed to legendary label 4AD, was leaked on the Internet before its release, damaging precious sales for a new band.
Lily Allen, members of Radiohead and Pink Floyd also agree and signed a statement to clamp down on illegal file sharers and downloaders.