Will the Upcoming Six Strikes Scheme Stop Piracy?

In a few weeks the MPAA, RIAA and five major U.S. Internet providers will start to warn BitTorrent pirates. The parties founded the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) and agreed on a system through which copyright infringers are told that their behavior is unacceptable. After five or six warnings ISPs will then take a variety of repressive measures. This week TorrentFreak learned from a source close to CCI that the system is currently scheduled to launch on February 18. However, a spokesperson for the copyright alerts system denies that there is a hard launch date at the moment, and stated that they are “still working towards implementation.” Exact launch date or not, it appears that after more than a year of delays the copyright alerts will soon go live. The question remains, however, if the plan will be an effective tool to decrease piracy. …

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Will the Upcoming Six Strikes Scheme Stop Piracy?

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 Net News

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