Should the Government intervene in digital piracy?

HAVE YOUR SAY: New state measures will result in file sharers being cut off from the net ? is this fair?
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Business Secretary Peter Mandelson has today announced new Government policies that will result in persistent illegal file sharers being cut off from the internet.

The new measures would effectively allow the Government to order an internet service provider to ban a particular user.

The full story can be found here.

The news has elicited some criticism already, with ISP TalkTalk openly criticising the plans – describing them as 'ill-conceived'.

However there are parties, most notably in the music business, who demand tougher action on digital pirates, claiming the creative industries are suffering because of it.

We want to hear your views. Is the Government right to step in, or should internet providers be left to regulate themselves? Have your say in our comments section below, or vote in our poll on the PCR homepage.