Shaw to Send E-mails Warning of Illegal Downloading

Shaw Communications will begin sending out warning e-mails to customers who choose to use their Internet connection to download content illegally.

The move comes from a request by Warner Brothers Entertainment, who wants Shaw to warn customers about downloading copyrighted movies and music.

In extreme cases, Shaw could end up cancelling an offending customer’s service if Warner was to obtain a court order.

A spokesperson for Shaw says the company maintains a relationship with all broadcasters and copyright holders, and has an obligation to protect their content.

The notice would serve only as a warning, notifying the customer that a content holder has made Shaw aware of an infringement.