At the end of September the European Parliament is to vote on the 'Telecom package' (A6-0318/08). The provisions of the Directive (as proposed by the Commission and in the text we are being called upon to approve) contain only a passing reference to intellectual property rights and measures to combat Internet piracy, the widely-held view being that the directive is intended for consumers. However, it must be accepted that the absence of protection for intellectual property rights in no way obviates the existence of an 'artistic product' intended for consumers. Does the Commission agree that, if providers take steps to ensure that repeated infringements of intellectual property rights are clearly brought to the attention of the subscribers concerned with a view to ending their illegal activity, this could help to limit piracy? What specific proposals does it have to end the growing number of illegal downloads?