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US Internet providers start policing the web as from July 12
16 Mart, 2012 | 16:58
Us Internet Providers tighten the noose on infringment cases

Us Internet Providers tighten the noose on infringment cases

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.

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  1. Jose - 18 Mart 2012

    That’s simply stupid. This can never happen. Why are they doing this? That’s a violation of privacy!!!

  2. Carlos - 21 Mart 2012

    This is really stupid. Not only It is a violation of privacy, but it is unconstitutional as well. Even if the RIAA and MPAA claim that we’re infringing copyrights, what they do to us is no different. They have been so hellbent to impose such a stupid and pointless regulation that serves of no purpose and it definately won’t do any good if they are to infringe the real criminals or pirates (who are the ones who need to be stopped for this kind of thing). It’s as if we’re all paying the price for their crimes.

  3. anonymous - 21 Mart 2012

    They can’t do this to us! We have a right! You can’t label all of us as pirates! What your doing is a violation of the Declaration of Independence! The constitution even! Right of FREE SPEECH! YOU MEDIA Jerks are just leeches wanting to mooch off us. THE INTERNET IS FREE FOR ALL!

  4. Mitch Fuqua - 23 Mart 2012

    Attention AT&T
    If you in any way try to punish me for downloading ANY content from the internet I will stop paying you for your service, and you will never get another penny from me.

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