The policy of “Six Strikes” will debut in the U.S. in a few months
For now, the specter of anti-piracy this policy returns to the United States apparently later this year. Officially known as Copy Alert System, this way of alerting users that they were committing a crime consists of six calls attention to the user whenever unload receive content protected by copyright.
Supposedly the sixth call for user attention and not get a slap on the wrist but an order to appear before a court to try to defend themselves legally but there is some uncertainty or “legal loopholes” in this whole affair.
For example, it is unclear what will happen to people who illegally share protected content and ignore the warnings. The internet service providers are not obliged to provide any information unless requested by a court and any obligation to block anyone, can do so if they wish, but are not required.
This could lead to a new era of witch hunts and is that companies, not being able to have all the information they wanted, begin to look one by one, those who do download and take one by one to court.
Although announced the return of the anti-piracy policy, it seems that only they have to try to scare people because there are still many unresolved things to how they handle things Americans there a loophole can spoil entire case and let a precedent for the future.
Link: ‘Six strikes’ piracy warning system to debut in months (PC World)Tags: Anti-Piracy, six strikes