Today marks the beginning of Internet Service Provider (ISP) copyright violation standards. AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon have formed an anti-piracy agreement — and it all starts with a strike.
“Six strikes” will be given to copyright violators — essentially there are three different steps taken when a copyright owner notifies an ISP of piracy:
- Violation 1 & 2 - ISP sends online alert to subscriber, e.g, email.
- Violation 3 & 4 - Pop-up or landing page mechanism to ensure subscriber received notice
- Violation 5 & 6 - ISP will limit connectivity for subscribers or require educational measures
According to TIME, ” ISPs will never terminate an Internet connection entirely, or otherwise interfere with the subscriber’s ability to receive phone calls and e-mails