UK Broadband Provider Sky Hails the New Anti-Piracy Law
Yesterday we reported about TalkTalk’s determination to continue the fight against the recently implemented anti-file sharing legislation through the notorious Digital Economy Bill.
Today we focus on another UK broadband provider with a totally different stance with respect to the same issue. Sky chief executive Jeremy Darroch has acclaimed the government’s newly introduced measures against illegal file-sharing.
According to Darroch, piracy was accountable for great revenue losses in the creative industries and the need for a new legislation to take care of the problem was urgent.
At the Mip TV conference in Cannes, Darroch claimed that people using high speed broadband to share online copyright protected content were “capable of ripping value out of content creation”.
“No one here today will be under any illusion that illegal downloading is not a niche activity by a few geeks. It is fast becoming seen as normal practice,” he continued.
With a tone that reminds us of the one used by record labels owners he wrapped up: “That is dangerous. We need to see online piracy for what it is: theft, pure and simple.”