The UK government has adopted a controversial policy under which it is to start sending warning messages to people who use peer-to-peer file sharing sites; it has been reported.
The decision by the UK government to send warning messages to people was borne out of the realisation that a significant percentage of individuals in the UK are using peer-to-peer file sharing sites to access content.
Ideally, P2P sites allow users to access songs, movies and even software files illegally.
It appears that copyright holders in the country have been seeking to address the copyright issue for long.
Alan Bewkes, the CEO of Times Warner, has indicated that the gravity of digital piracy in the world is underscored by the fact that some of the best TV shows in the world are the ones that are most pirated.
‘The fact that Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV show in the world shows how urgent the problem of digital piracy is,’ he said.
It appears that many anti-piracy groups have stepped up their efforts towards fighting digital piracy by rolling the program under which they seek to send out warning email messages to individuals.
The purpose of the warning messages, it has been indicated, will be not only to inform people of the dangers that they face when they download files illegally but also to help educate people on the importance of downloading files from legitimate sites.
One of the leading groups helping to spread the message is Get It Right from a Genuine Site, an anti-piracy group that has been actively involved in anti-piracy campaigns for long now.
The group believes that by sending emails to people who use peer-to-peer file sharing sites, the campaign will help stem the current trend in which many people in Britain are accessing illegal downloads.
However, some observers have dismissed the sentiments, arguing that the current program may only work to encourage more people in the UK to use VPN services to bypass the dangers associated with P2P file sharing sites.