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Here’s how the program works: On the first offense, internet subscribers will receive an e-mail “alert” from their ISP saying the account “may have been” misused for online content theft. On the second offense, the alert might contain an “educational message” about the legalities of online file sharing. On the third and fourth infractions, the subscriber will likely receive a pop-up notice “asking the subscriber to acknowledge receipt of the alert.” After four alerts, according to the program, “mitigation measures” may commence. They include “temporary reductions of internet speeds, redirection to a landing page until the subscriber contacts the ISP to discuss the matter or reviews and responds to some educational information about copyright, or other measures (as specified in published policies) that the ISP may deem necessary to help resolve the matter.”
They use a service called MarkMonitor, which uses a combination of people and automated systems to spot illegal downloading. It will collect the IP addresses of offenders, but no personal information. The IP addresses are turned over to the Internet providers, which will match up the address with the right customer and send the notification.
Originally posted by jburg6
I am disgusted at AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, & Verizon for agreeing to this crap. ISP providers are about to start monitoring your Internet usage and notifying you/punishing you when you download what they consider illegal content. The system will be monitored by the Center for Copyright Information, made up of entities such as the Motion Picture Association of America and Recording Industry Association of America.
Originally posted by Hushabye
reply to post by Sissel
The internet providers are choosing to be complicit, so they are just as guilty.
Originally posted by ldyserenity
reply to post by jburg6
This isn't new. I had Verizon and they tried this crapola with me way back in 2011 when I was downloading from Pirate Bay. I told them I have no clue the neighbors jump off my wifi all the time and it wasn't anyone in the household so since ISP's are not like fingerprints anyone that's used my wifi will have the same ISP address.