US internet service provider Verizon has had a notoriously rocky relationship with copyright owners, the ISP refusing to act as internet policeman to the point whereby rightsowners either have to take it to court or negotiate special terms in order to have Verizon forward infringement notices to its users. Disney is believed to have agreed a deal whereby Verizon gets access to certain Disney content in exchange for passing warning letters to alleged pirates; now the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has confirmed that it has negotiated a test run whereby Verizon will issue copyright notices on behalf of labels. The strategy is in line with the RIAA’s new tactic away from suing members of the public and towards collaborating with ISPs, though Verizon has stated that it will continue to support its users’ privacy rights.
Source: ArsTechnica 
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