Virgin Media may become the second ISP to unplug users who share files illegally, the Register reports. The company is in talks with a UK record industry association over a "three strikes" system, which would disconnect users who share copyright-infringing files after two warnings. "We are taking this problem seriously and would favor a sensible voluntary solution," Virgin Media said.
The UK government has threatened Internet providers with legislation if they do not enact such a voluntary system. Last summer, the British Phonographic Industry prevailed upon EU telecom Tiscali to try a three-strikes plan, but disputes over cost-sharing led the company to bail out.