A coalition of copyright owners and Internet Service Providers including Comcast, AT&T, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon will begin issuing notices to illegal downloaders this week as part of the newly launched Copyright Alert System (CAS), it was announced Monday. The initiative, introduced last year by the Center For Copyright Information, will target consumers suspected of pirating or sharing copyrighted movies, TV shows, and music. Content owners will work with ISPs to send a series of six escalating warnings to users suspected of copyright violation. After receiving two “educational” Copyright Alerts, alleged violators will be sent two additional alerts requiring a response, followed by two final Alerts accompanied by a reduction of Internet speed and/or forced redirection to a landing page requiring further action. “We hope this cooperative, multi-stakeholder approach will serve as a model for addressing important issues facing all who participate in the digital entertainment ecosystem”, CCI Director Jill Lesser said today in a statement.
Online Copyright Alert System Launches; Violators To Receive Escalating Warnings
Trending Now on Deadline
More From Team
- 'Madam Secretary' Coming To U.K. On Sky Living; NBCUniversal International Television Production Pacts With TV3 Group Ireland…
- 'High Profits': New CNN Series Profiles Colorado Pot Business Owners
- Mary McCormack & Alicia Witt Join 'House Of Lies'; Lindsey Gort In 'Self Promotion'
- Courtney Love To Guest Star In Fox's 'Empire'
- 'Good Morning America' Ratings Lead Morning Infotainment Race
- Zachary Booth, Bill Irwin, Six More Round Out 'South Of Hell' Cast On WE TV