British politician wants ISPs to take responsibility and fight piracy

A British lawmaker wants ISPs to step up and fight Internet piracy, after Sony was breached last week by foreign hackers.

| Dec 4, 2014 at 6:21 am CST

Sony Pictures Entertainment and the FBI are still investigating a massive data breach the company endured last week, and it is up to the Internet service providers to "step-up and take some responsibility," according to a British politician.

British politician wants ISPs to take responsibility and fight piracy | TweakTown.com

Piracy is a huge international problem," said Mike Weatherley, former UK parliament member, in a statement to TorrentFreak. "The recent cyberattack on Sony and subsequent release of films to illegal websites is just one high-profile example of how criminals exploit others' intellectual property."

This isn't a new tactic by US and British politicians, as they want to find methods to get ISPs and technology companies to crack down on piracy.

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