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RIAA: pseudo three-strikes ISP rule up by July 12

updated 01:25 pm EDT, Thu March 15, 2012

RIAA: some ISPs ready to enforce rules by July 12

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has revealed when some ISPs will begin policing illegal file sharers, CNET reported. Last July, Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and more providers agreed to the policies, which were meant to keep their subscribers from illegally downloading and sharing files. The deadline is July 12, and at least Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon are on track to start implementing the program.

The year-long delay was needed because each ISP needs to put a system in place to do this. This includes a database that would keep track of multiple infringers and how many warning notices they've received. Each system is different and depends on the architecture. Not all are yet completed.

Under the so-called graduated response program, ISPs will send out one or two notices to users who were found to download copyrighted content. These will aim to educate them on their wrongdoing, in case they were unaware or did so accidentally. If the behavior persists, confirmation notices will be sent out that will require them to confirm they've received notices. This notice will also let them know about the consequences of their actions. Failing to stop then will give the ISP a choice of penalties, such as throttling access speeds or temporarily suspending access altogether.

No ISP has agreed to terminate service permanently, however, and they won't be forced to cut users off.



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