'Six strikes' Copyright Alert System goes live in the U.S. tomorrow

'Six strikes' Copyright Alert System goes live in the U.S. tomorrow
The so-called "six strikes" Internet anti-piracy scheme set to go live tomorrow.

Center for Copyright Information's (CCI) Copyright Alert System is a way to educate accused pirates and eventually punish them if they do not change their ways.



Five ISPs have signed on to be a part of the CAS; Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Cablevision, Comcast and AT&T.

AT&T for example, after numerous warnings, will block subscriber's access to their most frequently visited websites until they complete a course on copyright. Verizon will throttle speeds of repeat pirates and Time Warner Cable will just temporarily shut down your connection. Cablevision and Comcast have not yet revealed their "punishments."

The system will monitor only torrent users, ignoring Newsgroups, P2P and warez downloaders.

More info here at the CCI site: Copyright Information



Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 24 Feb 2013 19:09
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  • 17 comments
  • ivymike

    I'm glad I have an NNTP account.....

    24.2.2013 20:12 #1

  • Wolf13371

    And its comments like the above thats going to screw up nntp users next, keep the underground OFF there radar

    peace out

    24.2.2013 21:48 #2

  • solamf30

    Originally posted by Wolf13371: And its comments like the above thats going to screw up nntp users next, keep the underground OFF there radar

    peace out
    Because they don't know it exists right?

    24.2.2013 22:51 #3

  • jjmehm

    what about legal usage of torrents, like downloading Linux distro's, if would take days on comcast's slow connection if I didn't use torrents.

    24.2.2013 23:14 #4

  • mukhis

    Originally posted by jjmehm: what about legal usage of torrents, like downloading Linux distro's, if would take days on comcast's slow connection if I didn't use torrents.
    that's the point! since a lot of illegal torrents are in disguise, how will they differentiate them from legal torrents? i am guessing legal torrent users will suffer the most.

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    25.2.2013 00:34 #5

  • Lelouch

    Ha everyone just sign these petitions on these links below. And maybe we all can stop it like how the sopa and pipa bill was killed

    1. [cms.fightforthefuture.org]

    2. [act.demandprogress.org]

    3. [www.avaaz.org]

    tell everyone :)

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    25.2.2013 00:35 #6

  • Jemborg

    Originally posted by solamf30: Originally posted by Wolf13371: And its comments like the above thats going to screw up nntp users next, keep the underground OFF there radar

    peace out
    Because they don't know it exists right?
    Yep, they'll just shift to other methods.

    Y'know with all the horrible pirating out there why are movies still being churned out at the rate of knots, surely it's not profitable anymore?

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    25.2.2013 00:44 #7

  • dakii

    will vpn's block this?

    25.2.2013 00:49 #8

  • Justoneguy

    Right before our eyes, and without a vote, laws are passed to censor the internet. Just look at the corporations (content providers) that have signed onto this. American democracy, F*ck yeah!

    25.2.2013 05:16 #9

  • megadunderhead

    Actually you can file a complaint under this system if they try to block you by telling them that linux distros are distributed by torrent several legal torrents also occur on a daily basis what i find is funny is that this law violates another law in the millennium copyright act.

    see the u.s adopted the bernolli convention from france this copyright enforcement system says that if a company no longer supports produces or creates the hardware software or operating system that a piece of software uses you have the legal right to download that piece of software as long as it meets these requirements so this enforcement system is garbage because under the copyright act you can argue that your violating the millennium copyright act because the bernolli convention is a part of that act this is why you can legally download xbox games and atari games and sega dreamcast games and even ms-dos games because of this act that happens to be a part of the copyright so it sucks because now your saying no you cannot do this which violates the convention which is apart of another act which is a law talk about double jeopardy more like triple jeopardy and you say you are going after torrent users great go ahead but there are creative common torrents that are freeware and shareware for the free software community that are not illegal if you even once give me a warning i will come after you because your violating the creative commons license as well which is a crime

    25.2.2013 09:11 #10

  • cyprusrom

    Big deal, just get a cheap VPN account, for $5/month. Been using TPB at large, still haven't heard a word yet from my ISP.

    A pretty good solution:
    http://www.ibvpn.com/billing/aff.php?aff=973

    25.2.2013 09:20 #11

  • mystic

    By the look of their system to get around it one only needs to hide thier Ip and or clone the Mac address of another to start issues on the hoste system so can we all say it show time.......

    25.2.2013 15:16 #12

  • Mrguss

    The "6 strikes" copyright alert system campaign will not go well:
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/02/c...-agent-your-isp

    +5000

    25.2.2013 20:28 #13

  • bobiroc

    I thought it was determined that the act of downloading the files questioned as legal or not is not illegal and they have no real way to prove the download completed or the file was legit.

    With all this money they spend on trying to stop pirates they should invest in making their products better and cheaper for consumers to get. Every step they take to fight this just makes for better pirates. It is a wasted effort in my opinion.

    DISCLAIMER: The above comments in no way condone piracy

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    25.2.2013 20:52 #14

  • RickRock33 (unverified)

    Torrent users should be fine. Just don't download a copyrighted torrent file that is being shared or looked for by the owner. Companies will share a movie or song and record the different IPs that download part/all of the file. They break the law by sharing the files so they can catch people. You are not breaking the law just by using torrent services. It's all about the content of your download. ISP do not have a legal right to snoop on your traffic (not saying they don't) so all reports of copyright violation come from outside the ISP and are not generated by the ISP themselves. VPN and IP anonymizers work great for hiding your IP. Your IP is what leads investigators to your ISP. Who in turn directs them to you. The SOPA Bill had laws in it that would make software that hides IPs illegal. All this fuss over people watching movies and listening to songs they would never pay for in the first place is crazy. The fine for having a bootleg dvd or cd is crazy. You pay less fines for drunk driving than what having one bootleg dvd or cd will cost you. I am not condoning illegally obtaining copy righted material. I just think that what is happening to laws to support an industry that grossly overcharges people for its product is criminal and they should be making more useful laws that protect us and not big money as usual. I'll feel sorry for them when they actually pay their taxes.

    27.2.2013 14:17 #15

  • Jemborg

    Originally posted by RickRock33: Torrent users should be fine. Just don't download a copyrighted torrent file that is being shared or looked for by the owner. Companies will share a movie or song and record the different IPs that download part/all of the file. They break the law by sharing the files so they can catch people. You are not breaking the law just by using torrent services. It's all about the content of your download. ISP do not have a legal right to snoop on your traffic (not saying they don't) so all reports of copyright violation come from outside the ISP and are not generated by the ISP themselves. VPN and IP anonymizers work great for hiding your IP. Your IP is what leads investigators to your ISP. Who in turn directs them to you. The SOPA Bill had laws in it that would make software that hides IPs illegal. All this fuss over people watching movies and listening to songs they would never pay for in the first place is crazy. The fine for having a bootleg dvd or cd is crazy. You pay less fines for drunk driving than what having one bootleg dvd or cd will cost you. I am not condoning illegally obtaining copy righted material. I just think that what is happening to laws to support an industry that grossly overcharges people for its product is criminal and they should be making more useful laws that protect us and not big money as usual. I'll feel sorry for them when they actually pay their taxes. They had a limited physical supply model that luckily, unlike other industries, delivered superprofits to them for many years. But superprofits are always shortlived and they have yet to realise these were superprofits and change accordingly. So we all suffer. They want a return to the good old days. They are throwing a tantrum and are still spoilt by the legal system. Instead employing a carrot they want the stick. No wonder Netflix does so well... and no wonder we can't get it in Oz.


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    27.2.2013 15:54 #16

  • DADEO1

    Somebody gets to play judge and jury.

    28.2.2013 14:22 #17

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