THERE MESSING WITH THE INTERWEBS!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 23, 2013 in Resistance
This is a warning for all US internet users: Starting this coming week, the majority of all US Internet users are going to be subject to a new copyright enforcement system that may force them to complete educational programs, and may even slow their Internet speeds to a crawl for continued copyright violations.
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 BIG participating Internet service providers (ISPs) will start the highly controversial program on Monday.
The ISP’s, including industry monsters AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon are going to be launching their versions of the ‘Copyright Alert System’ on different days throughout this coming week. Comcast is expected to be the first, beginning on Monday.
How does this new Copyright Alert System work?
It’s going to be an automated “graduated response” system, which means that it will slowly ramp up upon your punishments each time it thinks that you are pirating files. The first two times, you will just receive an email and a voicemail saying that you have been caught. The third and fourth times, you’ll be redirected to “educational” material, and you’ll have to click that to let them know that you understood the material. The fifth and sixth times, it will get much more serious: Your Internet connection may be slowed to a crawl for several days.
What do you think will happen after that?
Well, after you’ve ‘passed those courses with flying colors”, you’ve “graduated” from the system! No more alerts. Congratulations! The Copyright Alert System won’t hamper you any more! Except, you’ll now be labeled a ‘serial pirate’ and the content companies might then try to sue you as a serial pirate. The fact that you have already been cited six times for copyright infringement will more than likely be used in court against you.
I say BRING IT ON! MOLON LABE, BABY! The content companies CAN ALL BE SHUT DOWN by WE THE PEOPLE if we so choose, they truly must remember who pays their bills: US!
Read more about the Copyright Alert System here.
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