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New ‘Copyright Alert System’ To Prevent Illegal Downloading Goes On Line


(AllHipHop News) Nearly fifteen years after the file sharing program Napster forever changed the way music is consumed, the entertainment industry hopes they have finally found an effective method to slow down U.S. citizens from illegally downloading copyrighted material.

This week internet service providers (ISP) AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon launched the Copyright Alert System or “Six Strikes”.  Instead of going after the pirates who uploaded the material, the new program seeks to stop the downloaders by “educating” the offender on the copyright infringement laws.

The program is known as “Six Strikes” because the internet subscriber that engages in downloading the illegal files will see graduated responses every time they attempt to pirate copyrighted works. For the first “strike,” the internet provider will send a notice that explains to the customer that they are participating in an illegal activity and provides ways to consume the content legally.

Each time the internet account holder is accused of pirating illegal content they face a more severe “Copyright Alert.” While consumers will not have to worry about legal measures like lawsuits, arrests, or fines, eventually the ISP could decrease the subscriber’s internet speed or redirect the connection to a landing page until the accused illegal downloader completes a “copyright education program.”

There will be an independent review system that allows subscribers who believe they received unwarranted alerts to challenge their inclusion in “Six Strikes.”

“Implementation marks the culmination of many months of work on this groundbreaking and collaborative effort to curb online piracy and promote the lawful use of digital music, movies and TV shows,” wrote Jill Lesser, executive director for the Center for Copyright Information, in a blog post. “The CAS marks a new way to reach consumers who may be engaging in peer-to-peer (P2P) piracy.”

The CAS also puts a lot of the responsibility on the content creator themselves to prevent their intellectual property from being shared online. Artists and entertainment companies will have to join P2P networks to see if their copyright is being violated. They would then have to notify the Internet Service Provider, and then the ISP contacts the individual with a Copyright Alert.

Cyberlockers, Dropbox folders, and e-mail attachments will not be including in the Copyright Alert System.

Watch a video about the new Copyright Alert System below.

source: cnet.com

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  • MildManneredReporter

    lmao get the outta here with that…how to avoid getting caught…dont seed after you download a torrent read the comments if the torrent is being tracked or not and you will be fine…or go to a private tracker torrent site…ive been doing it that way for years and haven’t received a warning from my isp even before this clown shoes system

    • That won’t matter, as they said it’s not the uploaders it’s the downloaders that are targets. The way around this is to do so slowly or in parts..5% now..5% in a few hours 5% more a few hours later or starting sharing internet..everyone has a neighbor with no wifi password.

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  • brollya

    the dumbest shit ever

  • Okay why not ban the internet sites who provided these illegal files, instead of the internet subscriber?

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      They’ve already been trying to takeover those sites but the independent site owners are fighting it and using new methods to go undetected and/or play safer.

      • Does this apply to file sharing? Even though it does effect mainly the record companies and Hollywood, I think that it is unfair to tell individuals who actually purchase music/movies that they cannot share it with others…After you purchase something it’s your property to do whatever you want to do with it. #justsaying

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        I’m pretty sure that it’s illegal to give others copyrighted material. You’re allowed to copy material only for yourself, as backup. For example, I can go to the store and buy a DVD and burn an extra copy for myself but I can’t burn a copy and give it to one of my homeboys. lol, seriously

      • Sucks.

    • Such torent sites spring up on a daily basis. They can use proxies to avoid detection. It’s easier for an ISPs to monitor their own users.

  • n n

    Very silly would be no need if they made dowmloads 79 Or 99 cent

  • n n

    Per album

  • Bumpy Johnson

    what is illegal downloading?i lost the definition for it long time ago.

  • therealest1

    The reason this program has been implemented is based on those greedy ass money hungry Kikes trying to pinch and grab every penny as usual.

  • Amaron Mathis

    in other news..im about to illegally download all the episodes of walking dead

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  • Celz

    Last I checked Tape Decks dubbed and CD-Rom drives could burn.. Maybe if you produced content that deserved people’s money they would give it to you.. Good luck selling 12 Trinidad James tracks to the same person

  • dumbest idea of 2013

  • infinit221

    I don’t think they’re doing enough. Everyone that downloads music should do their jobs for free, cause that’s basically what you’re asking the artists to do.

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