JERSEY Telecom has said that it will ‘keep an eye’ on developments in the UK after six of the biggest internet providers agreed to launch a major crackdown on online piracy.
The deal, negotiated by the UK government, will see hundreds of thousands of letters sent to users suspected of illegally sharing music.
BT, Virgin, Orange, Tiscali, BSkyB and Carphone Warehouse have all signed up. Jersey Telecom said that although it had no plans to send similar letters to Islanders suspected of illegally sharing music, it will watch developments in the UK with interest.
Tim Ringsdore, Jersey Telecom’s sales and marketing director (pictured), said that the company’s website already warned customers about using the internet illegally, but the company planned to enforce the message more strongly in the future.