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It is likely to be another 12 months before the first Copyright Infringement Reports (CIRs) are sent out to suspected illegal filesharers.

According to Ofcom Chief Executive Ed Richards, it will take another year to put the necessary processes in place to begin combatting online copyright violation.

CIRs are being introduced under the Digital Economy Act, which last month survived a judicial review brought jointly by internet service providers (ISPs) TalkTalk and BT.

Under the legislation, ISPs will be required to lodge CIRs against broadband users who are believed to be using illegal filesharing services, reports ISPreview.co.uk.

Broadband providers will be charged with identifying individual offenders and sending out warning letters about their online conduct.

Critics of the Digital Economy Act's anti-filesharing measures believe innocent parties could inadvertently find themselves disconnected from the internet.

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