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US “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Will Roll Out Gradually

More than a year after the MPAA and RIAA announced their groundbreaking anti-piracy deal with U.S. Internet providers, the first warning letters are yet to be sent out. Previously, July 2012 was coined as the start date but the responsible parties are still not ready to launch. While TorrentFreak has learned that various ISPs will start the implementation at different times, it remains a mystery which company will be spying on filesharers.

Somewhere in the near future the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) will start to track down online ‘pirates’ as part of an agreement all major US Internet providers struck with the MPAA and RIAA.

The parties agreed on a system through which copyright infringers are warned that their behavior is unacceptable. After five or six warnings ISPs may then take a variety of repressive measures, including temporary disconnections.

When the deal was first announced in July last year the first ISPs were expected to send out the initial warnings before the end of 2011. But this deadline passed silently, as did the July 2012 date subsequently mentioned in the press.

TorrentFreak contacted CCI for an update, and the group ensured us that they’re working hard to get things up and running as soon as possible.


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It's already much worse in my town.

If people go into the grocery store and steal their food, they arrest them and put them in jail when they catch them.
They don't even get "six strikes".

I don't steal on the internet or at the grocery store.
But I face internet restriction legislation because there are so many thieves on the internet now that all the normal people are going to have to be penalized because of the thieves' behavior.
If you want to know why they are cracking down on the internet, it's because of the thieves. And if the shoe fits, wear it.

well im fucked

although certain isps have been doing this for a while qwest for instance


This already exists in France since 2009

and it is a complete failure.

It's a "three strike" thing: e-mail of warning, then a certified mail, then your file is sent to a prosecutor department in a tribunal.
They've sent 1 million e-mails, 400 files went to the prosecutor and nobody has been convicted of anything yet.

What this law did is that it simply made people move from the Peer2Peer technology that they were watching to other technologies (streaming, direct download from sharing sites, VPN etc.)... but people are still downloading as much.

IP is flawed, especially in a

IP is flawed, especially in a digital age.


This country was founded by pirates, why would we outlaw it?

Besides the fact that the term has been totally perverted.


Outlawing "pirating" outlaws spontaneous order, individuality

Why outlaw pirating?

First, you're right. The term has been mangled, perverted.

Now, the answer to the question:

Because now that the people who've exploited freedom have done all they can to know the physical realm, they're ready to do globally or at least continentally what they did in aspects of life throughout the ages: Use coercion, force, to shut out anyone from using things physical to do for himself, who if he did do for himself would equalize or overcome the exploiters. The exploiters are controllers who want every person to depend on them.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.