Monday, March 17, 2003

CALLED TO ACCOUNT: The BPI is getting really pissed off with BT, not because you have to pay for directory enquiries from a phone box (wasn't that meant to be free in return for their not having to put phone books in them?) but because BT haven't sat down to talk about illegal filesharing with them. But, erm, why should they? The BPI might enjoy driving around with the police on raids and pretending that they're a law enforcement agency, but they're not. They're a glorified Chamber of Commerce; they don't have any constitutional role to play; the BPI should not presume to charge around calling people to account. There's police and courts to do that. Perhaps BT might want to talk to them about their problems, but they're certainly not obliged to do so.


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