dslreports logo
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery


Search Topic:
share rss forum feed


Milford, CT
reply to 88615298

Re: Well now people have a legal out...

said by 88615298:

Ok let's say by some chance you are flagged erroneously 6 times. guess what happens? NOTHING. It's like a parent telling a kid to stop doing something or else they'll just keep telling them to stop doing it. Who cares? What kid would be afraid of that parent?

You've just outlined the very reason that there WILL be legal action taken against people who don't stop sharing copyrighted files after the first six alerts. Or whose IP address shows up more than six times.

In case you hadn't noticed, the copyright industry is a rabid supporter of harsher penalties for copyright infringement. Doesn't it seem odd to you that they would agree to a plan with no teeth?

It's true that the six strikes plan itself doesn't detail anything happening beyond the sixth strike, but that's only to avoid the negative PR that would result if they had included further penalties in writing. If you read the fine print, it says that after the first six alerts, information will continue to be collected and then the copyright holder can get a court order to turn over the subscriber's information in order to file legal action against them.