British May Face Internet Ban For Illegal Downloads

London (England) - The government is proposing a plan that would lock up all Internet access for users who are found to be illegally downloaing music and videos.

Britain "will move to legislate to require internet service providers to take action on illegal file sharing," according to reports from the government attained by news wire AFP.

The government has reportedly set the new law into motion by putting its proposal on "Green Paper", the first step to adding legislative changes to the country's code of law.

The proposal suggests a "three strikes" system, where the first time a user would be warned via e-mail to stop downloading copyrighted content. The second time he would face a temporary suspension of the Internet connection, and then as a final action would face a total blackout of online access.

The Green Paper proposal will be published next week.