Is the ‘Six Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Idea Doomed? (Torrent Freak)


Five years ago the MPAA and RIAA teamed up with several major U.S. Internet providers, announcing their plan to shift the norms and behavior of BitTorrent pirates.

The parties launched the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) and agreed on a system through which Internet account holders are warned if their connections are used to download pirated content.

After five or six warnings ISPs can take a variety of repressive measures, including bandwidth throttling and temporary Internet disconnections. The system has been in place for several years now and is currently set to expire in October, before which the parties have to agree on its future course.