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'Six Strike' Internet warnings system coming to U.S. soon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Sep 2012 23:11 User comments (13)

'Six Strike' Internet warnings system coming to U.S. soon Despite a similar system being a complete failure in France, the United States is on the path to introducing a 'six strikes' program for alleged pirates.
Center for Copyright Information (CCI) boss Jill Lesser says the program is slated to be launched by the end of the year, following an almost 12 month delay. The CCI has worked with major ISPs and the media companies to come up with the system which progressively sends out warnings to alleged online pirates. Eventually the warnings will cease and will lead to penalties.

Lesser says the system will cover 75 percent of all American Internet users when deployed.

The exec also says the system will be more of an educational program: "It is not a six strikes program. This is an educational program; there are a series of educational alerts that will be sent out to subscribers."

Through this education, Lesser hopes pirates will be steered towards legal content, which is readily becoming easier to access.

If you reach the fifth or sixth strike, rightsholders will have the option to bring lawsuits, and ISPs could kick you from their service, although there is little financial incentive for them to do so.

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13 user comments

112.9.2012 23:35

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Through this education, Lesser hopes pirates will be steered towards legal content, which is readily becoming easier to access.
Yeah...like those sites that sell FLACs and full-quality bluray rips...oh wait...it's all lossy music and locked-down netflix-like video.


213.9.2012 1:34

I don't imagine ISPs will get that involved.

313.9.2012 1:49

how do I become part of that 25 percent that isn't covered?



414.9.2012 0:01

Originally posted by KillerBug:
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Through this education, Lesser hopes pirates will be steered towards legal content, which is readily becoming easier to access.
Yeah...like those sites that sell FLACs and full-quality bluray rips...oh wait...it's all lossy music and locked-down netflix-like video.
Thus is completely true, don't forget all the horrible other horrible quality crap they are trying to push down our throats. We need to make it known to our service providers that we don't want to be part of this junk.

514.9.2012 8:40

How do people know what their downloading is legal or illegal,there should be warning on the sites or better block them sites.

A few years ago I knew someone who got a fine though the door for downloading illegal software but he told me he had no idea it was illegal which he downloaded. He was very upset about it and took it to court if I remember correctly

614.9.2012 9:17

Originally posted by VGenscher:
How do people know what their downloading is legal or illegal,there should be warning on the sites or better block them sites.

A few years ago I knew someone who got a fine though the door for downloading illegal software but he told me he had no idea it was illegal which he downloaded. He was very upset about it and took it to court if I remember correctly
There are lots of other issues like that...I remember a while back that a letter got sent to some university that the IP for their laser printer had been downloading pirated content. Plus there is the wifi issue where the download might be made by a neighbor and the hotel issue where it is almost certain that some guests will download pirated content but you can't just leave them all without internet. Oh, and there is even the legal piracy issue where someone downloads a CD because their copy is scratched or lost, or even because they are too lazy to rip it themselves.

Then there is the French example, where only a handful of people even got to three strikes.


714.9.2012 19:26

it say's covers 75% of American Internet users but they have to subscribe to it? 75% of mericans are going to sign up to receive these notices? or isp subscribers anyway just sign up with the isp that doesnt do this lol bye bye republican interests


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814.9.2012 21:03

I think they mean "the person paying for the internet connection" when they say subscriber. You say to just sign up for the ISP that doesn't do this...easier said than done. In many places high speed internet is a monopoly, people pay insane fees for slow connections with bandwidth caps because there is no competition. In most places there are at least two providers, but to have a decent shot at being able to select the company that does not do this, you would need four good internet providers in your area, and that is very rare.

Anyway, if you are concerned just get a VPN...it is a good idea to begin with because even without this program you can get sued for downloading or sharing content if you get caught.



915.9.2012 7:24

i was under the impression in usa you get caught for piracy the riaa sues you for everthing you own including the shirt on your back.


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1015.9.2012 9:57

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
i was under the impression in usa you get caught for piracy the riaa sues you for everthing you own including the shirt on your back.
Not so much. RIAA does tend to harass individuals (MPAA seems to like to go after sites) but have not taken anyone to court in a long time. Unless I am mistaken about that, but I dont even think Jamie Thomas has been required to start paying the fines he (she?) incurred.

1115.9.2012 11:00

What I think is really funny about this. They will never stop any kind of torrents. Think about this. The ISPs get a list of all of the torrent sites. They BLOCK ALL of them. Now what happens is a company that makes a torrent type of program, puts in a search tool on their program. They make it so that it swaps it's name all the time when it sends out it's requests. Now how are they to block that? I am sure they can try, but they can not make it full proof. If ISPs start blocking everything that ones looks at on the web, then we become a communist country and we all just say F off to our ISP and they loose lots of money. I don't want to go look at my news on CNN, when I can go to FOX or NBC. Next thing you know, they put it so you can only go to one page and from their they let you go to only certain links.

1216.9.2012 7:06

all isp's wont block torrents.a lot of them will and they will lose customers and money.the ones that refused will gain popularity and increase in size.plus with the ones that refuse hopefully customers will let friends and neighbours piggy back off there connections.maybe some off them will go underground.

what your saying about changing it would just be a matter of the sites moving servers and allowing a search engine to find them.pretty sure ka torrents moved servers to somewhere in asia cause they were getting hassled.


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1317.9.2012 14:49

LOL! I thought there was already a 5 - 6 strikes implemented :S

I shall weather this storm, like any other :p




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