Jan 192017

People illegally streaming television shows and movies in Somerset soon to receive warning letter

The days of getting away with illegally streaming TV shows and movies could soon be behind us as internet service providers continue to clamp down on it.

Homeowners in Somerset who perform the illegal activity could receive warning letters from their internet providers this week.

Virgin Media, BT, Talk Talk and Sky customers will be the first to receive the letters.

They come as part of a government pirating crackdown.

Google already removes a large portion of illegal streaming sites from its search listings and internet service providers often also block access to them.

The letters will only be sent to those that are thought to have been downloading copyrighted material without the appropriate subscriptions.
It can include the downloading of bug shows such as The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Westworld.

The letters won’t fine customers who are targeted, however. Instead, they will suggest other ways of watching the programmes legally.

The first batch of letters will be sent on Tuesday, January 17, while TalkTalk will begin contacting its users later this month.

They come as part of the ‘Get It Right’ campaign, backed by the government, which supports copyright owners.
According to the BBC, the letter reads: “Get It Right from a Genuine Site’ has got in touch with us.

“Get it Right is a government-backed campaign acting for copyright owners who think their content’s been shared without their permission.

“It looks like someone has been using your broadband to share copyrighted material (that means things like music, films, sport or books).

“And as your broadband provider, we have to let you know when this happens.”

People that use torrents to download content will likely be the first to be sent the letters.

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