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ISP 'Six Strikes' Plan Delayed 157

MrSeb sends this excerpt from DailyDot: "Shortly, a new system in the U.S. will allow your ISP to give you gradually sterner warnings and possible punishment if you download copyrighted material. The Copyright Alerts System (CAS) — more commonly known as the 'six strikes' policy, after the number of warnings users receive — is coming. Soon. Any minute now. Really. But it's not here yet, even though several news outlets — including CNN — said the system would go online yesterday, Thursday. Speaking to the Daily Dot, a press contact for the six strikes system says: 'We do not intend to launch until we are confident that the program is consumer friendly. We expect our implementation to begin later this year, with each of the ISPs launching at potentially overlapping but different times.' ... The six strikes system is officially helmed by an industry coalition called the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), which was created by the MPAA and RIAA. It counts the U.S.'s five top ISPs under its umbrella: AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon."
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ISP 'Six Strikes' Plan Delayed

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  • by Overzeetop ( 214511 ) on Friday July 13, 2012 @01:59PM (#40640947) Journal

    usenet. Keep ports 119 and 563 out of their meddling hands and I'll remain a happy camper.

  • by WillAffleckUW ( 858324 ) on Friday July 13, 2012 @02:02PM (#40640975) Homepage Journal

    Too bad this violates the Data Treaties that the US signed with both the EU and Canada over Data Privacy and Copyright.

    Canadian citizens have a stronger right to use material, as was ruled yesterday, and since the US Senate affirmed both International Treaties, it is bound to respect their rights, as treaties override any national laws or actions, as our US Constitution specifies.

    But, hey, nice fake out, greed heads.

  • Re:Too Late (Score:4, Interesting)

    by lightknight ( 213164 ) on Friday July 13, 2012 @02:15PM (#40641077) Homepage

    Which reminds me. Has anyone else noticed the price for fiber optic cables (outdoor) are extremely low these days? They can carry a signal for a mile without a repeater.

    Over the hill, and through the woods...

  • Sue the ISPs (Score:5, Interesting)

    by DL117 ( 2138600 ) on Friday July 13, 2012 @02:17PM (#40641105) Homepage
    I'm not a lawyer, however, I believe this could a breach of contract law. If the ISPs are making an agreement with third parties for conditions to terminate an agreement with their users, that could be considered acting in bad faith towards the consumers.
  • by tekrat ( 242117 ) on Friday July 13, 2012 @02:20PM (#40641131) Homepage Journal

    If I know any of those major ISPs, they'll be emailing you at the @comcast or @verizon email address that they assume you're monitoring, because they gave you that email address when they became your ISP.

    They aren't going to assume that you've been using the same email address for decades, long before you signed up for their broadband, and that's the email address you monitor.

    I can see it now, they shut you off claiming you haven't responded to any of their emails -- meanwhile you're unaware that a mailbox you've never checked in your life is where those emails are....

    I very likely have a Verizon mailbox, but damn if I know what it is. Or how to access it. My email comes to me through a mom&pop ISP where I have my webserver, not through my broadband provider.

    And I'm sure I'm not alone in this -- how many people have a Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail account as their primary email address?

  • by oxdas ( 2447598 ) on Friday July 13, 2012 @03:24PM (#40642007)

    A woman sued Universal for issuing a DMCA takedown request to Youtube for a video of her baby dancing to Prince (see, Lenz v Universal). The EFF took on the case and she has won nearly every argument so far (The case started in 2007 and has a summary judgment hearing scheduled for October 2012). So, yes, I think someone will sue. The bigger question is could it be turned into a class action suit. If they win a test case, then lawyers will be salivating at the deep pockets involved.

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. -- James J. Ling