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Last Updated: Tuesday August 25 2009 15:14 GMT

Dodgy downloaders cut off the net

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The government has decided to get even tougher on people who illegally download films and music.

They say people who regularly do this should be completely cut off from the internet, and they want changes in the law to happen as quickly as possible.

It's thought around seven million people in the UK are involved in illegal downloading.

The government says it's trying to reduce the problem by at least 70% in the next few years.

Vote

Do you download music illegally?

Yes

33.90%33.90%

No

66.10%66.10%

3224 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion

People in the entertainment business have been telling the government to do more to punish people who share music and movies online.

They say that the musicians and film-makers are losing out on loads of money, and that puts hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk.