If you watch pirate TV shows and films online you may soon be getting a letter through your door.

Internet Service Providers including Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Sky and BT have started sending out emails and letters to users who have been using their broadband connection ‘to share copyrighted material.’

Letters were starting to be sent yesterday (Tuesday 18th January)to those who use Torrent websites and software to download shows rather than those individuals who streams video.

The letter reads: “Get it Right is a government-backed campaign acting for copyright owners who think their content’s been shared without their permission.

“It looks like someone has been using your broadband to share copyrighted material (that means things like music, films, sport or books).

“And as your broadband provider, we have to let you know when this happens”

It is not yet clear what will happens if users repeatedly ignore the letters or if users who stream content illegally will be targeted eventually.

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