American ISPs reportedly rolling out ‘six strikes’ anti-piracy rules on Monday

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A long-delayed set of anti-piracy rules could be put in place early next week. Sources have told both The Daily Dot nd TorrentFreak that five major US ISPs — AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Cablevision — will roll out their Copyright Alert System on Monday in a partnership with the entertainment industry. Also referred to as the “six strikes” program, the CAS is a graduated alert system that starts with “educational notices;” if ISPs continue to find copyright infringement, they’ll send further reminders and finally throttle or temporarily block internet browsing. It’s distinct from more controversial “three strikes” proposals that would cut off users from the internet completely.

According to TorrentFreak, Verizon…

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via The Verge – All Posts http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/23/4021600/isp-six-strikes-piracy-rules-reportedly-set-for-monday-rollout

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