09 Jul '11, 12am

To Fight Piracy, Internet & Media Companies Join Forces | Care2 Causes

To Fight Piracy, Internet & Media Companies Join Forces | Care2 Causes

Or rather, U CAN HAS UR BIT TORRENTZ 4 NOW BUT. In an effort to combat the illegal downloading of music and movies, the US’s top internet providers have agreed to a new policy. Rather than descending on the teenager next door with a million-dollar lawsuit — which turned out to be “something of a public relations disaster” for music companies for going after, among others, a 12-year-old girl who downloaded songs using Kazaa ) — media companies have made a deal with the likes of AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Verizon and Time Warner Cable to give the illegal download-offender a different kind of penalty in a series of six warnings: Those accused of digital copyright infringement will first receive emails. If they continue to download content illegally, they will face “mitigation measures” including slower connection speeds or even being blocked from browsing the internet. They ...

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