Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 30 November 2012 09:37

ISPs delay file-sharing hunt

Written by Nick Farrell



Blaming the weather

US ISPs are blaming the weather for the reason why they are not helping Big Content track down file-sharers. The ISPs had reluctantly agreed to take part in the Copyright Alert System, which was supposed to begin by the end of the year.

However the launch of the programme has been held until early 2013 because Hurricane Sandy “seriously affected our final testing schedules. It has taken four years to get the programme up and running. Signed up to it are AT&T, Cablevision Systems, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon.

After four offenses, it calls for these residential internet providers to initiate so-called “mitigation measuresthat might include reducing internet speeds and redirecting a subscriber’s service to an educational” landing page about infringement. While internet companies may eliminate service altogether for repeat file-sharing offenders, the plan does not directly call for such drastic action.

Big Content will still be allowed to sue internet subscribers who engage in infringing activities. ISPs asked for a delay earlier this year because they feared a backlash after federal anti-piracy proposals — the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act were mothballed amid Internet protests.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments