26 02 13

Copyright Alert System kicks off in the US

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After a lengthy build-up, the US gets its first taste of graduated response anti-piracy schemes this week, with the launch of the Copyright Alert System (CAS).

The overseeing Center for Copyright Information has relaunched its website with more information on the scheme, which targets P2P piracy, and confirmed that ISPs will start work on it this week.

“Practically speaking, this means our content partners will begin sending notices of alleged P2P copyright infringement to ISPs, and the ISPs will begin forwarding those notices in the form of Copyright Alerts to consumers,” explains the Center’s boss Jill Lesser, who stresses that most consumers will never receive an alert.

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Stuart Dredge
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