The Copyright Alert System is schedule to go into effect with a series of six alerts.
Ireland has become the first country in the world to begin the 'three strikes' rule of banning users from the web if they are accused three times of breaking copyright.
The new UK government has no plans to repeal the unpopular Digital Economy Act, according to the new Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.
It is looking increasingly likely that the Prime Minster, Gordon Brown is going to take a trip to Buckingham Palace today to ask the Queen to dissolve parliament in time for a general election next month on 6 May.
The controversial Digital Economy Bill has been approved by the House of Lords this week and critics claim the bill is being unduly rushed through parliament without sufficient debate or consideration.
The government's plans to cut-off persistent filesharers under Lord Mandelson's proposed 'three strikes' rule has been strongly criticised in the House of Lords for its failure to offer "due judicial process" to those accused.
France's much-criticised three strikes internet piracy law has been delayed by the French government's very own data watchdog, which wants to know more details about how the scheme will work.
The French Assembly has voted to adopt the controversial 'three strikes' rule, which will see Gallic internet pirates banned from the web if they are suspected three times of illegal downloading.