ISPs set to crack down on Internet piracy2011.06.23 12:45 by Daniela
Keywords: ISP, RIAA, piracy
Some of the largest Internet service providers in the US, including AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, are reportedly going to join the fight against customers who regularly download copyrighted materials using the ISPs' networks.
Some large media and entertainment companies have been trying to persuade ISPs to take a tougher antipiracy position for years, and have finally succeeded in convincing them to join the piracy battle. The final agreement, which will be signed next month, will allow ISPs to set tougher punishments against customers found guilty of copyright piracy.
Firstly, the ISPs would warn the customer via a notice. If the customer refuses to stop downloading copyrighted material, the ISP would choose the number of notices that would be send before taking more serious actions. These include forcing the customer to participate in copyright law education, cutting down the customer's bandwidth speed or limiting web access.
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