Internet Providers To Crack Down On Pirates

If you download copyrighted material illegally, you might get a warning from your Internet service provider starting as soon as Monday. That's according to blogs covering file-sharing communities like Bit Torrent, where users share and download movies and music for free. The crackdown is led by big copyright holders like the Motion Picture Association of America.

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And today's last word in business is: pirates beware.

If you download copyrighted material illegally, you might get a warning from your Internet service provider starting as soon as today. That's according to blogs covering file-sharing communities like Bit Torrent, where users share and download movies and music for free. Big copyright holders like the Motion Picture Association of America, have been working with Internet providers on ways to punish online pirates, although we do not yet know what the punishment might be.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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