Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SOCA close down music website and threaten criminal sanction

As we reported on Twitter the Serious Organised Crime Agency has closed down a leading file sharing site and  arrested the organisers. A further step has been taken which involves the threat of criminal prosecution against the users.

Without knowing the background to this it is difficult to draw too many conclusions but given that Parliament has been unable to produce a clear Digital Economy Act the average person can perhaps be forgiven for not understanding where online IP infringement begins and ends.

Perhaps it might be worth starting a dialog with the Search Engines, ISP's and advertisers who control the infrastructure and provide the funds. Tools are available to manage this problem effectively..........