Anti piracy software lobby group the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has said that it backs disconnecting users who repeatedly engage in software piracy. The group said that the move was necessary because of the failure of other strategies.
“Some anti-piracy content identification and filtering technologies may play a useful role in deterring piracy in some limited cases, but they are not a ‘silver bullet’ solution to piracy,” it said in a policy statement.
“[The BSA supports] the imposition of appropriate sanctions, including blocking a user, blocking a site, and the suspension or termination of internet service for individual repeat offenders,” it said.
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