Some of the big names amongst Internet service providers in US America consider to adopt policies that will punish customers severely for copyright infringement, and one of the top trade groups in the music bussiness declared this that it could begin as soon as summer 2012.
New York / NationalTurk -The chief executive officer of the Recording Industry Association of America told an audience of publishers on Wednesday that a plan carved out last year to help thwart piracy is expected to prevail and be put in place by this summer. RIAA CEO Cary Sherman was one of the guest speakers among a New York panel this week and he confirmed that, at this rate, some of the most powerful Internet providers in America should have their new policies on the books by July 12, 2012.
Internet service providers are set to start clamping down on illegal file sharing this summer, according to the head of the RIAA. Speaking at the annual meating of the Association of American Publishers, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman said that ISPs that are partcipating in the program will begin implementing their new policies by July 12th.
Us Internet Providers tighten the noose on infringment cases
Time Warner, Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Cablevision Systems and other Internet service providers proposed best practice recommendations that they suggested would help curb copyright crimes on the Web. The end result largely settled on consisted of a ‘ graduate response ‘approach, a plan that would mean culprits could be issued a series of warnings for illegally downloading suspect material which, after a certain number of offenses, would lead to “mitigation measures,” connection speed throttling and termination of service. The first notices are “education,” informing users that downloading copyrighted material without paying for it is illegal, and warning of negative consequences to come. After these education notices come confirmation notices, where the customer is required to acknowledge receipt of the warnings. If the Internet customer continues downloading, ISPs have a range of ‘mitigation measures’ available to discourage or prevent future file sharing. Such measures include connection throttling and suspension of access.
With SOPA and PIPA out of the way for now, American users of the Web and Internet must look ahead before announcing victory in a war against online censorship. Recently the US fought and won for the extradition of a 23-year-old Briton who operated a website that American authorities decided was in violation of US law. No participating ISP has agreed to cut off a customer’s internet service permanently.