THE WORLD THIS WEEK: Illegal downloaders beware

Downloading your fave tracks from the web for free is illegal. If you’re one of the people who do it, watch out, because the UK government is trying to crackdown on people who don’t pay for downloads. To start with, six big Internet companies are taking action by sending letters telling people to stop it. If sending letters out doesn’t work, harsher punishments could be brought in. They include slowing down internet connections, or using special technology to stop people being able to download music without paying. But some people in the music industry think people who don’t pay for their tracks should have their internet cut off.