[UPDATED] Reports that Britain has decriminalised online piracy are inaccurate

EDIT: I’ve left the original post below as it was. See the Torrentfreak article in the 2nd reply to get a more accurate picture than what this initial article put out.

Full story through the link. They apparently still will still work to close and stem funding to file-sharing sites, but they appear to have abandoned any attempt at legal enforcement.


The BBC has a bit of a different take on the story.

And sadly, it seems the initial reports were quite wrong. sigh

All it took yesterday was a single article to trigger off a tidal wave of copycat reports across dozens of sites including the mainstream RT.com. Just to be absolutely clear - Britain HAS NOT decriminalized file-sharing and to suggest otherwise only puts people at unnecessary risk. File-sharing remains ILLEGAL in the UK, guaranteed.