To Slow Piracy, Internet Providers Ready Penalties2011.07.08 11:22 by Daniela
Keywords: ISP, Internet, piracy
A group of Internet service providers, including Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable, announced Thursday that they will make an effort to protect copyright owners-a.k.a. the entertainment industry-from online piracy.
The ISPs will send "Copyright Alerts" to Internet subscribers when their connection is allegedly being used for download of piracy content. If a subscriber receives multiple alerts without responding, ISPs may limit the user's connection speed or block them from accessing the web altogether.
These restrictions will not be put forward as law, but rather a series of "best practices" that Internet providers will implement voluntarily. Coalition members said on the call that they will not be pushing for new legislation stemming from this initiative.
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