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"Six Strikes" Copyright Alert System is dead

2017-01-30 14:21 by


The Copyright Alert System (CAS), known as the "Six Strikes" program has come to an end and won't be renewed. "Six Strikes" was a pact among internet service providers, movie and TV studios, and record labels that was aimed to alert copyright infringers in 6 steps.

In a brief announcement, MPAA, RIAA, and several major US ISPs said that the effort to educate online pirates has stopped. It's unclear why the parties ended their voluntary agreement, but the lack of progress reports in recent years indicates that it wasn't as successful as they had hoped.

"After four years of extensive consumer education and engagement, the Copyright Alert System will conclude its work," the CCI said in a statement.

"The program demonstrated that real progress is possible when content creators, internet innovators, and consumer advocates come together in a collaborative and consensus-driven process. CAS succeeded in educating many people about the availability of legal content, as well as about issues associated with online infringement."

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