Re: six strikes
said by Timothy28:No. Eventually, you'll receive a legal summons in the mail informing you that you're being sued for $500,000 because an IP address registered to you has been seen sharing copyrighted material one too many times.
So let me get this straight, if i get caught 5 or 6 times I'll have my internet dropped to 256k for a few days. Then eventually i'll stop being warned or punished. Yeah this is gonna work just great to stop piracy.
Re: six strikes
said by Timothy28:Is that like when my town told everyone that taxes were going to go down and then they raised them?
The article clearly states that lawsuits aren't going to happen though.
Lawsuits aren't officially included in the plan because that would cause an overwhelming flood of bad PR. Instead, if you read up on the details, data will continue to be collected on IP addresses even if no more than six alerts are sent. Also, the ISP will share your personal information if and when the copyright holder gets a court order.
Think about it for a minute; The copyright industry has fought every new content technology tooth and nail for the last century. They have argued that fines of over $100,000 per infringement are perfectly acceptable for the average person caught doing non-profit sharing of copyrighted material. They have tried to get laws passed to make copyright infringement a criminal offense. They have suggested that law enforcement should be able to seize the computers of people who commit copyright infringement. They succeeded in getting laws passed which make it a criminal offense (with jail time) to record a movie in a theater.
After all this, do you honestly believe that if the same IP address shows up a couple dozen times sharing copyrighted material such as music or movies, that nothing is going to happen? That an industry that thinks copyright infringers should be given jail time, is just going to give up if a person doesn't stop sharing copyrighted material after six alerts?
That's like saying that Walmart will scold shoplifters six times and after that they're free to shoplift as much as they want and nothing will happen to them.