As baseball fans are well aware, the batter is out after three strikes. But the new rules of the online copyright game allow six strikes — with increasing penalties for each.
Here’s how the new U.S. rules work, according to Andrea Eldridge — writing for Business 2 Community:
“Even if you aren’t personally involved in illegal content sharing, account holders are responsible for the actions of anyone on their network. Program participants hope that receipt of a warning will encourage account holders to take measures to restrict unauthorized activity on their network by talking to household members, limiting unauthorized access by encrypting their WiFi network, and/or installing software or hardware to block access to peer-to-peer sites…”
“The last week of February 2013 marked the official launch of the Copyright Alert System, a joint program between major internet service providers, aka ISPs (AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Cablevision, and Time Warner) and entities working to protect content copyrights, such as the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This system is also known as the ‘Six Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Program since users suspected of participating in the sharing of copyright-protected material will receive up to six warning notices from their ISP, with escalating consequences for repeat offenders.”
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