Six Strikes And Your Internet Speeds Are Throttled

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Six Strikes And Your Internet Speeds Are Throttled
« on: February 25, 2013, 06:28:09 PM »
(via Kenneth Watts)
Article by Jeff Weisbein

My fellow Internet users, today marks the day, after much delay that the Six Strikes System (also known as the Copyright Alert System) goes into effect.  Over the course of the next several days, participating ISP’s will start implementing the system onto their networks.  This means that if you are caught illegally downloading content, you’ll receive your first of six strikes.

The system was the idea of the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), an umbrella group representing major ISPs across the US and representatives from the recording and film industries. The group agreed in 2011 to come up with a six-stage warning scheme that would progressively warn and eventually penalize people who were “caught” illegally downloading copyrighted material on the Internet.  If you’re interested, check out the CCI’s new video explaining the process and its new promo video.
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