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Old 2012-10-09, 11:57   Link #24096
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Copyright Scofflaws Beware: ISPs to Begin Monitoring Illicit File Sharing:

"The nation’s major internet service providers by year’s end will institute a so-
called six-strikes plan, the “Copyright Alert System” initiative backed by the
Obama administration and pushed by Hollywood and the major record labels to
disrupt and possibly terminate internet access for online copyright scofflaws.

The plan, now four years in the making, includes participation by AT&T,
Cablevision Systems, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon. After four
offenses, the historic plan calls for these residential internet providers to initiate
so-called “mitigation measures” (.pdf) that might include reducing internet speeds
and redirecting a subscriber’s service to an “educational” landing page about

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