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Comcast may take the copyright alert system into its own hands

Comcast, which owns Universal and NBC, is considering using browser popups to sell pirates on their goods legally.

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France slaps convicted pirate with 15-day Internet suspension

A 43-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 days offline after uploading a song by the pop group Collectif Metisse, copyrighted by Universal.

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Triggering the Copyright Alert System is tough, even if you’re trying

A study uploaded popular media on BitTorrent for weeks without receiving a single warning.

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ISPs release more details of new piracy punishments

Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon and AT&T have spilled more details about how they’ll punish pirates.

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New anti-piracy system will hit U.S. Internet users next week

The controversial Copyright Alert System will finally arrive for Comcast users Monday, and roll out to other major ISPs throughout the week.

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Your guide to life under the Copyright Alerts System

The Copyright Alerts System—a.k.a. “Six Strikes”—is about to crack down on Internet piracy in the U.S. Here’s how will it affect you.

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Copyright monitoring firm flags HBO.com for pirating HBO content

HBO was accused of pirating its own shows due to a mistake by MarkMonitor, the monitoring firm that will power the U.S. Copyright Alerts System.

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Leaked: Exactly how Verizon will punish you under “6 Strikes”

A leaked Verizon document lays out the consequences alleged pirates will face under the Copyright Alerts System, due to be implemented this year by all major U.S. Internet providers.

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RIAA didn’t disclose its relationship with “Six Strikes” consultant

The RIAA reportedly kept it a secret that the “independent consultant” for a new anti-piracy system that will affect most American Internet users was a former RIAA lobbyist.

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U.S. piracy warning system’s “independent consultant” a paid lobbyist for RIAA

The “independent” firm hired to monitor the anti-piracy program that’s about to be implemented across the U.S. has received more than half a million dollars from pro-copyright companies.

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“Six Strikes” arrives Nov. 28: How will it affect you?

Under the Copyright Alerts System, Internet users who are repeatedly caught pirating copyrighted files will have to complete an “educational course” before visiting certain websites.

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France reevaluating “three strikes” copyright regime

French officials are reconsidering HADOPI—also known as the “three strikes” copyright infringement policy—after it proved more expensive and less effective than anticipated.

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Leaked RIAA document gives insight into controversial Copyright Alerts System

The RIAA may want Internet service providers to cut off access to users who are repeatedly caught pirating.

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Six strikes plan delayed

Whatever you’ve heard to the contrary, the copyright alerts system is not yet active.

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