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Warning emails are to be sent to people in the UK who are downloading music and films illegally. From 2015, up to four warnings a year will be sent to households suspected of copyright infringement.

Reporter: Emma Simpson

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Anyone who is found to have illegally downloaded material will be sent an alert offering advice on where to find legitimate sources of entertainment online.

But these messages will be capped for a year and there will be no penalties for offenders. It's a far cry from what the entertainment industry originally called for.

When the controversial Digital Economy Act was introduced in the final days of the Labour government in 2010, it included measures to cut off people's internet connections for repeated misuse.

This new three-year scheme is a compromise.

Latest industry figures suggest nearly a quarter of all content consumed online is illegally downloaded, including more than a billion music tracks within a year.

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legitimate - done according to the law (algo feito dentro da lei, em respeito às leis)

capped - limited (limitado a)

offenders - people who act illegally (quem age fora da lei, de modo ilegal)

It's a far cry from - it's very different from (é bem diferente de)

controversial - causing people to disagree and argue (algo sobre o qual as pessoas discordam e discutem, controverso, polêmico)

misuse - (noun) improper use (como substantivo, algo usado de modo inadequado, uso inapropriado)

compromise - a settlement; a situation where people on all sides of an argument reduce their demands so that they can reach an agreement (um acordo, uma situação na qual pessoas de todos os lados de uma discussão reduzem suas exigências de modo a conseguir fechar um acordo)

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