All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘six strikes’

Comcast Has A Plan To Convert Pirates Into Paying Customers [Report]

Most people would say that the “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert System has been an utter failure. We’ve not yet heard a single success story. In fact, we’ve not heard anything about it since it launched earlier this year. A new report suggests that Comcast may already be tiring of this method and is now working on a new plan that …

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Group Behind Copyright Alert System Had Its Company Status Revoked

Earlier this year, a big hoopla was made about the Center for Copyright Information and its Copyright Alert System, otherwise known as “Six Strikes”. In short, those caught downloading pirated content on BitTorrent would be sent warnings that soon turned into punishments of increasing severity. Now the non-profit that caused a stir earlier this year has found itself in a …

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Tim Berners-Lee Says “Six Strikes” Threatens Democracy

It’s been a few weeks since the launch of the “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert System. There haven’t been any widespread reports of people receiving copyright alerts yet, but the programs opponents are growing. In fact, opponents now have a powerful man on their side – the father of the Internet. Marketplace interviewed Tim Berners-Lee at SXSW Interactive, and the Internet …

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VPN Interest Spikes After “Six Strikes” Goes Live

It was pretty much a given that the Copyright Alert System, better known as “Six Strikes,” would increase the use of VPNs or proxies in the U.S. Still, it’s nice to confirm our assumptions, and a report released today does just that. TorrentFreak reports that interest in VPNs and proxies have increased dramatically over the last month as more people …

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Time Warner Cable Hacked For Its Support Of Copyright Alert System

Time Warner Cable is one of the five ISPs participating in the “six strikes” Copyright Alert System that went live last week. One group of hackers does not particularly like that fact, and made sure Time Warner knew it last night. The Daily Dot reports that the Time Warner Cable support Web site was hacked and defaced last night by …

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Will the “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert System Hurt Consumers And Small Businesses?

Piracy is a problem that needs to be dealt with. I don’t think anybody is going to refute that. Where people are divided is how we actually deal with this problem. After years of reputation destroying legal battles against dead people and little girls, copyright owners think they have an answer. On Monday, the Copyright Alert System, or “Six Strikes”, …

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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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New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against The Six Strikes Program

It was widely reported that the Copyright Alert System was “turned on” yesterday. The CAS, or more widely known as six strikes, detects the illegal sharing of copyrighted materials over P2P networks and alerts users via their ISP. There are a few glaring problems with it, but inaction on the part of government suggests lawmakers are fine with it. One …

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Six Strikes Copyright Alert System Launches This Week [Report]

For the past year, we’ve seen delay after delay for the Center for Copyright Information’s six strikes Copyright Alert System. For a while, it looked like it would never become a reality. Now it looks like the system is finally in place, however, and it may be launching today. The Daily Dot reports that the CCI plans to launch the …

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Verizon Will Start Throttling The Internet Of Accused Pirates Soon

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the six strikes anti-piracy program being put into place by ISPs across the U.S. The last news that came out of the CCI said that the program was delayed until early 2013 for some last minute problems caused by Hurricane Sandy. We don’t know when exactly the program will go into …

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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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CCI Executive Director Details Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Program

Up until now, we’ve only heard about the new six-strikes anti-piracy program from leaked documents and anonymous sources. Now the Center for Copyright Information is finally ready to announce official details of the program that will be going into effect next month. In a blog post by Jill Lesser, Executive Director at CCI, she lays out the work that the …

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