Cut off the Pirate’s Electricity

So the Digital Economy Bill is looking like it’s going to sail through after some heavy duty lobbying. The government and the opposition seem to be in heated agreement that “something must be done!”

But, I wonder if the Digital Economy Bill goes far enough? After all if you download thousands of hours of illegally distributed music and films, your ISP might cut you off. But that merely prevents you from downloading any more.

I say, if the record industry thinks you’re downloaded a significant amount, then they can ask your electricity supplier to turn off your electricity. Then, not only would you not be able to continue downloading, but you won’t get the benefit of enjoying any ill gotten gains you’ve already downloaded!

Surely this makes sense…

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