Digital Video Forums

Go Back   Digital Video Forums > General > Latest News

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 31 Jan 2017, 01:31 PM   #1
Administrator
 
admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 8,363
Default U.S. 'Six Strikes' Experiment Ends With a Whimper

The music and movie industry's top copyright groups, together with some of the largest ISPs in the U.S., jointly announced the end of the controversial 'six strikes' graduated response system.

Known officially as the 'Copyright Alert System' (CAS), it was first introduced in 2011, and ever since, it has been clouded in secrecy, or have come under heavy criticism from many quarters.

CAS monitors user activities online and allows rights-holders to issue warnings to users, via ISPs, before more action can be taken. Users are permitted to receive five warnings, with the "sixth strike" leading to tougher, but often unspecified, action. Many ISPs opted to join the program in order to relieve the pressure heaped upon them by rights-holders, who feel ISPs are complicit and were profiting from the illegal activities of their subscribers. Thousands of warnings are estimated to have been sent out in the four years the program was active.

What is hasn't done, is to provide solid evidence that it has worked to prevent piracy and educate users to pay for content.

Despite this, the MPAA, RIAA and top U.S. ISPs this weeks lauded the program for being a success, despite making the decision to end this "success" this week.

"After four years of extensive consumer education and engagement, the Copyright Alert System will conclude its work," read a statement by the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), a group created to implement the CAS.

"The program demonstrated that real progress is possible when content creators, Internet innovators and consumer advocates come together in a collaborative and consensus-driven process," continued the CCI.

The CCI has remained tight-lipped in regards to how the CAS has benefited rights-holders, or even the precise number of warnings sent. In their concluding remark, the CCI promised to continue working with ISPs to address the piracy issue.

"We want to thank everyone who put in the hard work to develop this program and make it a success, including past and present members of our Advisory Board. While this particular program is ending, the parties remain committed to voluntary and cooperative efforts to address these issues," the CCI concluded.

[via TorrentFreak]
__________________
Visit Digital Digest and dvdloc8.com, My Blog
admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EU Strikes Down French "3 Strikes" Copyright Infringement Law admin Latest News 0 25 Nov 2008 03:46 AM
Compression experiment The Maynard DVD Authoring and Editing 29 19 Jul 2005 09:56 AM
DVD Experiment david.favin General Discussions 4 11 Sep 2004 12:50 PM



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 10:53 AM.

Kirsch designed by Andrew & Austin


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright © 1999 - 2011 Digital Digest

Visit DivXLand   Visit dvdloc8.com