The system being proposed would issue customers with three warnings before their service is disconnected.
Virgin Media, like other U.K. ISPs, could face government legislation if they do not agree to a system that tracks down consumers who download copyrighted materials. The MSO affirmed that it's been in discussions with rights holders organizations about "how a voluntary scheme could work," but has not said when the MSO might launch such a trial.
The Register says the platform Virgin might end up using would be similar to one that Tiscali UKtried briefly last summer, resulting in four customer disconnects before the ISP and BPI ended the arrangement due to payment disputes.
Under fire from US broadcasters, Locast is appealing for funds to help it mount a legal defense, a move that was attempted eight years ago by Ivi Inc., an OTT-TV company that was sued out of existence.