In late February, several Internet Service Providers (ISP) enacted the Copyright Alert System (
CAS) also known as Six Strikes. The system is designed to deter users who download or access copyright content without sufficient permissions over the internet.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU
If you are a fan of downloading or sharing torrents where the content is copyrighted or accessing sites that enable you to watch content normally accessible by paid methods (PPV); an IP (Intellectual Property) content owner can notify your ISP of your activity and the ISP has the right to take action ranging from warnings, throttling (slowing down) internet connections and potentially terminating service until a user completes a training webinar on the subject .
Most ISPs have not disclosed the details of the action process to the general public.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREVENT THIS ACTION FROM OCCURRING
Educate yourself on what is acceptable by contacting your ISP and having them explain the CAS system to you. The more informed you are in the subject matter the better. Additionally, educate your family, especially adolescence and teenagers who may access the internet without direct supervision.
Written By: Sage N.C.
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