Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday September 17, 2012

"Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Scheme Unfair

I'm not taking sides but, if you keep downloading stuff after six warnings from your ISP, your stupid ass deserves whatever you get. big grin

In the coming months U.S. Internet providers will begin to warn and punish alleged copyright infringers. The "six strikes" plan is the result of a deal between the MPAA, RIAA and several large ISPs. While the parties involved have described the scheme as fair and balanced, University of Idaho Law Professor Annemarie Bridy has her concerns. In a new report she points out that the copyright alert system lacks transparency, favors copyright holders, and that procedural fairness is hard to find.