The Six-Strikes System Is Close At Hand
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After being postponed several times on various grounds (you can read about it here and here, internet providers across US (AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon) and the company responsible with tracking down pirates are ready to kick start what will be a responsive system of warning letters, also known as the six-strikes rule.
Under the aegis of the movie & music industry, The Center for Copyright Information will orchestrate the whole thing. Along with America’s internet providers, there will also be MarkMonitor – the company chosen to track down alleged infringers.
Meanwhile, a source close to the CCI informed TorrentFreak that some of the aforementioned internet providers are ready to send warning letters, but they’re still reluctant to make the first move. As such, CCI’s executive director Jill Lesser decided to motivate them by proposing a joint-launch at the end of this year.
MarkMonitor – known to operate under the name of DtecNet – already have a history with the RIAA and the MPAA as they’re working together for quite some time. Also, MM is collecting data in Ireland as part of the Irish three-strikes program. But how accurate is their tracking program? Well, a published whitepaper by DtecNet showed a lot of inaccuracies and false theories, but hopefully they’ve learned from their own mistakes.
A review on MM’s gathering techniques has been carried out by an independent expert, and will be made public in the near future. This is part of CCI’s plan to promote transparency.
Last but not least, it is expected for some of the involved ISPs to start small-scale tests next month.