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Beware Downloaders! Six-Strike Law Now In Effect

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    Earlier this week, the Copyright Alert System (CAS) -- better known as "six strikes" -- finally debuted. Both Verizon and Comcast activated the service on Wednesday.

    The new system is funded by a group known as the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), which is made up of five major American ISPs, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

    It's been in the works for years and may provide a significant change to the copyright infringement policing regime in the United States.

    At the end of a series of six alerts, accused infringing customers could have their home Internet connection significantly slowed down. Those accused of infringing can file an appeal for $35.

    Both Verizon and Comcast updated their terms of service as of Wednesday, and each informed customers of their participation in six strikes on their websites. (But more than likely, most customers don't spend much time checking out the corporate home pages of their ISPs.)

    Ars has reached out to all five of the participating ISPs -- AT&T, Verizon, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable, and Comcast. Only the latter responded and agreed to provide copies of actual alerts.

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...ctual-six-strikes-copyright-alert-looks-like/
     
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  3. DownTheRabbitHole

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    And it's not a coincidence that comcast decided to complete their stake in NBCUniversal from GE all-at-once instead of waiting the several years that was originally planned.
    ***holes.

    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/02/13/comcasts-nbcuniversal-deal/
     
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    My thoughts exactly. They've nothing to solve the problem here, just created another avenue for us lot to make money.
     
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    Bitches can't touch my VPN!