4/3/2008 2:47:00 PM
Carphone’s TalkTalk rejects BPI’s music proposal
Carphone Warehouse’s landline and broadband company, TalkTalk has become the first internet service provider to reject the British Phonographic Industry’s ‘three strikes scheme’.
The BPI has been urging ISPs to disconnect customers, who had been deemed by the music industry to have shared copyright content.
‘The BPI proposals are considered by TalkTalk to be unreasonable and unworkable and the company will take every practical and legal step to defend its customers,’ TalkTalk said in a prepared statement.
Charles Dunstone, CEO at The Carphone Warehouse, blamed the music industry’s slow response to changes in technology for the problem, adding: ‘I cannot foresee any circumstances in which we would voluntarily disconnect a customer’s account on the basis of a third party alleging a wrong doing.’