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Saturday, July 9, 2011

ISPs Down with "6-Strike" Rule

Many of the largest ISPs are signing-on to the new "6-Strike" copyright policy. Under this plan, abusers will receive up to six warnings, as well as face ISP-imposed strictures (such as throttled bandwidth), before losing access. Internet Service Providers still do not have to identify subscribers to authorities.

Recent studies show that peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing is down by almost one-half in recent years. Some point to the shuttering of LimeWire, but others note the change in how users interact with media online. With streaming services and subscription plans, a lot of media is only a few clicks away and costs about $1.00.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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