CCI Confirms 'Six Strikes' Kick Off
'Groundbreaking and Collaborative Effort to Curb Online Piracy'
As noted yesterday morning
, the entertainment industry and most of the largest ISPs have officially kicked off their "six strikes" initiative starting today, using various methods ranging from temporary click through alerts to throttling to try and scare off pirates. A blog post
by the Center for Copyright Information, the entertainment-industry run outfit tasked with operating the system, confirms that the system is indeed going live this week. The CCI's Jill Lessner had this to say about "beginning of the implementation phase" of the Copyright Alert System (CAS):
"From content creators and owners to distributors to consumers, we all benefit from a better understanding of the choices available and the rights and responsibilities that come with using digital content, thereby helping to drive investment in content creation and innovative services that offer exciting ways to enjoy music, video and all digital content," says Lesser.
Surely that includes educating consumers on fair use rights? If you're using a member ISP that's involved in this effort, I'd be curious to hear if your ISP's FAQ and support material has been adequately updated to educate you about the new systems that are in place. I'm also of course interested in hearing experiences from people who navigate the new warning system.
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·Embarq Now Centu..
|reply to NOYB |
Re: Corporate Gang
Broadband service was defined as information services so the broadband service providers did not fall under the laws for public utilities. Unfortunately the entire telecommunication learned how to buy lawmakers at all levels. So citizens now have the most corrupt government money can buy. Until broadband service is redefined as a necessary public utility citizens are screwed. Apparently the fact that broadband service providers use public right of ways does not hold water defining them as public utilities. Remember the cable industry was originally defined as an entertainment service.
KrKHeavy Artillery For The Little GuyPremium
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Re: Never make any difference
Now that the Department of Homeland security, and the unlimited power they wield, are starting to get into the
Anti-Piracy Corporate profit margins enforcement business, I think it's time for consumers everywhere to be afraid.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
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said by DataRiker:Couldn't have said it better myself. The amount of money they spend on lawyers, lobbyists and politicians they could instead invest into producing better content and/or passing the savings on to the customers, making their entertainment more affordable and accessible. Instead, that money goes towards the purpose of alienating more and more paying customers.
If the entertainment industry can afford a full time lobby with an army of lawyers I guess they don't need my money.
They claim that their "artists" are poor and starving? Well, I hope that copyright theft continues until one day they experience firsthand what poor and starving really means.
Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies...
A MESSAGE to the RIAA and the MPAA: You shouldn't wound what you can't kill...