43714635 story Criticism Of Copyright Alert System Mounts 172 Posted by timothy on Saturday March 02, 2013 @07:08AM from the prior-permission-and-assumed-wrongdoing dept. Dangerous_Minds writes "This last week, the Copyright Alert System was rolled out. Now that everyone is getting a better idea of what the alert system looks like, criticisms are building against the system. Freezenet says that the mere fact that ISPs are using a browser pop-up window opens the floodgates for fraudsters to hijack the system and scam users out of money. The EFF criticized the system because the educational material contains numerous flaws. Meanwhile, Web Pro News said that this system will also hurt small business and consumers."