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US Internet piracy flaggers tout successes, 1.3M warnings issued

05/29, 8:20am

Center for Copyright Information notes only 47 successful challenges

In its first year of operation, the US-based Center for Copyright Information (CCI) has issued 1.3 million notifications through its tiered "six-strike" Copyright Alert System. Of the 1.3 million warnings, more than 70 percent occurred at the first two educational stages, with less than 3 percent of the Alerts sent occurring at the sixth and final mitigation stage leading to speed reductions and temporary disconnects from the Internet. The CCI claims that none of the messages were sent in error, and of the challenges only 47 successful appeals to the alerts were made on grounds of account use without permission.

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False MarkMonitor flags raises more 'six strikes' concerns

03/06, 12:58am

MarkMonitor system think video game mod is one of six possible videos

The first of the Center for Copyright Information system infringement notices have gone out, according to some of the ISPs enrolled in the plan. The MarkMonitor system at the core of the "six strikes" initiative is under fire again in a report on TechDirt, for misidentifying a legal game mod for Guild Wars hosed on the MediaFire file locker service as either television shows Downton Abbey, Contraband, Grimm, House MD, or the Office, or possibly the film The Man With the Iron Fists.

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