In order to force people to buy plastic discs with music encoded on them, the British Phonographic Industry (more or less the UK’s RIAA) has started sending mean and nasty letters to ISPs there. Only problem is, these mean and nasty letters have had the exact opposite effect the BPI had in mind.
Rather than turn around and say, “Oh, our users are pirating your music? Tragic. We’ll get on that right away,” the ISP said, “What our users do is none of our business and we will not become Internet police just to enforce your old, broken business model.”
The ISP in question, Talk Talk, also said it would fight recent attempts to kick UK pirates off the Internet. How different than some US ISPs who are all too quick to hand over information to inquiring authorities.