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Starting next week, most US Internet users will be subject to a new copyright enforcement system that could force them to complete educational programs, and even slow their Internet speeds to a crawl.

A source with direct knowledge of the Copyright Alert System (CAS), who asked to not to be named, has told the Daily Dot that the five participating Internet service providers (ISPs) will start the controversial program Monday.

The ISPs—industry giants AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon—will launch their versions of the CAS on different days throughout the week. Comcast is expected to be the first, on Monday.

“ How does it work?

It’s an automated “graduated response” system, meaning it slowly ramps up your punishments each time it thinks you’re pirating files. The first two times, you just receive an email and a voicemail saying you’ve been caught. The third and fourth times, you’re redirected to some “educational” material, and you’ll have to click that you understood it. The fifth and sixth times, it gets serious: Your Internet connection can be slowed to a crawl for a few days.

Then what happens?

Then, well, you’ve “graduated” from the system. No more alerts. Congrats! The CAS won’t hamper you any more. Except the content companies might now try to sue you as a serial pirate. And the fact that you’ve been cited six times already for copyright infringement will likely be used in court against

Read The Copyright Alert System here





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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pearson-Jeffrey-Tucker/1609731542 Pearson Jeffrey Tucker

    I don’t think this will work very well because my computer and router, for example changes the IP address automatically every time I turn on my computer. The only way you can defectively track someones computer is with the MAC address, because that is the address of that particular piece of hardware.

    • DocSprocket

      Wrong. Mac addresses change too under some circumstances. They can be changed deliberately as well. Neither affects your ISPs ability to track you. Every time your IP changes it is logged by your ISP who links it to your account and street address. They are required to do this by law. In theory, it’s so the cops can track down perverts. But effectively, you could pirate files from a dozen IPs and they would have a list of all the IPs with timestamps, all pointing at you. If changing your IP or MAC address was all it took, then every downloader would be safe simply by using a proxy. But the downloads have to go THROUGH your ISP to get to you, proxy or not. Anything going through them can be tracked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pearson-Jeffrey-Tucker/1609731542 Pearson Jeffrey Tucker

    Effectively not defectively.