Sunday January 29, 2017

US "Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Scheme Is Dead

Have any of you guys ever actually received a warning from your ISP for downloading pirated content? Regardless of whether you ever did or not, that system is now dead, as the Center of Copyright Information has killed their "six-strikes" program, where major ISPs would send notices to downloaders to "educate online pirates." Gee, I wonder if VPNs had anything to do with this.

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آ…the Copyright Alert System members have just ended their efforts. "After four years of extensive consumer education and engagement, the Copyright Alert System will conclude its work," the members of the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) just announced. "The program demonstrated that real progress is possible when content creators, Internet innovators and consumer advocates come together in a collaborative and consensus-driven process." It’s unclear what progress the members are referring to, as the system mostly excelled at its failure to share information with the public.