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This Is What A Copyright Alert Looks Like

The “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert System is being implemented across major ISPs this week. Those who regularly download music or movies illegally via BitTorrent might just start seeing these alerts pop up in your email inbox. Of course, the concerned Internet user may want to know what these alerts actually look like. Ars Technica was able to get their hands …

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Netflix Launches Super HD And 3D Streaming

Netflix announced the launch of Super HD and 3D streaming options today, with availability only through ISPs who are partners with Netflix’s Open Connect content delivery network, launched last year. Among these partners are Cablevision, Virgin Media, British Telecom, Telmex, Telus, TDC and GVT. “Our goal is to have all of our members served by Open Connect as soon as …

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Netflix Names Google Fiber the Best ISP for Streaming Netflix

Netflix is releasing new ISP rankings based on how well they stream Netflix, and it should surprise nobody that Google Fiber is the winner. Taking into account Netflix streams in November across multiple devices, Google Fiber bests the second-place ISP, Verison FiOS by a significant margin. Google Fiber’s average speed was 2.55 MBPS while Verizon FiOS streamed at an average …

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CCI Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Alert System Delayed Until Early 2013

Well, this was unexpected. After CCI had been working since late 2011 to get its ambitious anti-piracy alert system off the ground, it looked like the program was finally going to launch this year. Things rarely ever work out as planned, however, and the alert system has been delayed once again. In a statement on the CCI’s Web site, CCI …

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AT&T Will Implement Its Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Program On November 28

You may recall a certain plan being put into place by the Center for Copyright Information and leading ISPs around the nation. It would use a six-strike program to levy harsher penalties on repeat copyright infringers. Beyond that, we didn’t know much else except that the program would be implemented before the end of the year. Thanks to documents obtained …

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ISPs To Start Six-Strike Anti-Piracy Program Later This Year

You may recall an effort on the part of the Center for Copyright Information to start a six-strike warning system for repeat copyright infringers. The plan called for tracking of Internet users and calling them out when they were found to be downloading copyrighted content. The warning system was to be put in place last year, but has been delayed …

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Mediacom Takes File Sharing Punishments To Absurd New Levels

Are you a Mediacom subscriber? Do you use file sharing services to obtain content? If so, you may want to switch to a different provider. The ISP’s new three-strike system is absurdly anti-consumer. Mediacom is a very large ISP. They mostly serve small towns and cities throughout the U.S., however, so they don’t get as much media play as Time …

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You Pay Far Too Much For Internet And That’s A Problem

The Internet has become a staple of modern communication. While some people use the Internet to watch funny cat videos on YouTube, it’s importance can not be understated for the millions of global citizens who use it to share important information about their world with others. The Internet can be credited with the success of the Arab Spring and the …

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Netflix Preps Open Connect to Improve Content Delivery

Netflix is hoping to improve relations with internet service providers with the announcement of its very own content delivery network, Open Connect. The new dedicated CDN aims to allow ISPs to partner up with Netflix in order to help manage the flow of data streaming to Netflix users, hopefully alleviating some of the cost as well as the burden that …

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The Netherlands Successfully Passes Net Neutrality

The Netherlands has historically been on the cutting edge in relation to certain concepts, especially in regards to personal freedom. While Amsterdam is famous for its approach to recreational drug use, other concepts like prostitution, which is legal and regulated, are obviously treated differently in the Netherlands than they are in the United States. Now, it appears as if the …

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New Zealand ISP Skirts Region-Restrictions With a “Global” Mode

When are movie and television studios going to learn that the internet effectively makes any country or region-specific premiere into a global premiere. It’s clear that piracy is simply a market correction for those markets that can’t legally obtain already-released content in their area. It’s the stubbornness of studios that refuse to give up on regional releases or that overcharge …

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The Pirate Bay To Be Blocked In The UK

We reported a few months ago that there was a high court ruling currently pending on whether or not The Pirate Bay could be blocked by UK ISPs. It seems that those in the copyright industry got their wish as the UK High Court ruled that the torrent host must be blocked. The BBC is reporting that the ruling makes …

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