Despite carriers being a bit mute earlier this week with the launch of the entertainment industry's new six strikes anti-piracy initiative
, each participant is slowly now outlying how their respective plans will work. Verizon throttles repeat offenders to 256 kbps
. Comcast temporarily blocks your Internet connection until you navigate their often cumbersome security and issue resolution department
. Time Warner Cable
will simply nag repeat offenders with a few pop ups and anti-piracy pamphlets in the hopes you stop downloading that Led Zeppelin discography.
Cablevision has now posted some details to their website
about their version of the program, which will include blocking your Internet connection entirely for 24 hours if you fail to respond to copyright violation warnings. The company's FAQ doesn't really explain how the call-in process works, or what happens after your sixth warning (in most implementations, the answer is: nothing). It also outlines which warnings you can challenge (after paying your $35 fee):
Only CAS alerts may be challenge. There is no need to challenge the first set of CAS Alerts you receive. These first CAS Alerts are simply meant to inform you of allegedly illegal activity that you may not be aware of.
After receiving 5 alerts, the first notice in each of the 5 alerts is eligible for challenge. A minimum of 3 alerts must be challenged.
After receiving 6 alerts, the first notice in the 6th alert is eligible for challenge.
If you're confused by all of this, the EFF has compiled this FAQ
that covers the program in greater detail while outlining each participating ISP's enforcement protocols.