Anti-Piracy

Copyright Alert System Comes to an End (MCN)

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The Copyright Alert System, a voluntary program started in February 2013 that involved several major ISPs such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America, has come to an end.

Though the formal program is ending, parties that have been involved with the CAS program remain committed to “voluntary and cooperative efforts,” the Center for Copyright Information said in a statement released Friday:

“After four years of extensive consumer education and engagement, the Copyright Alert System will conclude its work. The program demonstrated that real progress is possible when content creators, Internet innovators and consumer advocates come together in a collaborative and consensus-driven process. CAS succeeded in educating many people about the availability of legal content, as well as about issues associated with online infringement. We want to thank everyone who put in the hard work to develop this program and make it a success, including past and present members of our Advisory Board. While this particular program is ending, the parties remain committed to voluntary and cooperative efforts to address these issues.”