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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > “6-Strikes” Notification Will Double in 2014

“6-Strikes” Notification Will Double in 2014

“6-Strikes” Notification Will Double in 2014

Added: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Category: About Torrents > Staying Safe And Secure
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2014
The so-called “six-strikes” Copyright Alert System has been active for 18 months now and anti-piracy warnings are being sent out at an increasing rate. Jill Lesser, Executive Director of the overseeing Center for Copyright Information (CCI), claimed that the program will double in size in 2014 – apparently, the outfit believes that this will eventually change people’s attitude to piracy.


Back in February 2013, five US ISPs began sending out Copyright Alerts to subscribers who used BitTorrent to pirate films, TV shows and songs within the frameworks of the Copyright Alert System. The suspected pirates were supposed to be educated via a series of notifications that their Internet connections were used to illegally share copyrighted content, and forwarded to legal alternatives.

The CCI announced that over 1.3 million anti-piracy alerts were sent out within the first 10 months of the program, but that was just a ramp up phase, as in 2014 the number of warnings is expected to significantly increase.

Jill Lesser pointed out that the main goal of the program is to change people’s attitude and regain their respect for copyright, but the industry experts have focused a lot on the punishment side. Lesser claims that the real goal is to shift social norms and behavior, thus rejuvenating the notion of the value of copyright that existed before.

Aside from sending more notices, the CCI is also going to consider adding more rights owners and Internet service providers to the program. For instance, the software and book industries don’t participate at the moment, as well smaller Internet service providers.

However, the “six-strikes” system is often criticized by the public. For example, professor Chris Sprigman noted that the piracy problem is often exaggerated by rights owners. Sprigman provided numerous examples of how creative output has increased in recent years. He said that the problem seems to be blown up into something it is not. Although the professor doesn’t particularly like piracy, he doesn’t see it as a threat to the creative economy in any area. Sprigman also explained that the Copyright Alert System is new to people, and the system itself is very mild and incredibly easy to evade.

According to Chris Sprigman, the “six-strikes” system is targeted at casual pirates, notifying them of being watched. Most likely, this move may cause them to sign up for a VPN or proxy, while it is unclear if they can in fact change their behavior in future. In other words, the professor doesn’t see it as a solution to the piracy problem. However, he had to admit that the system may represent the way of reducing the size of piracy over time, maybe even changing social norms.

While some of the experts believe that the system could be productive and an admirable attempt to forward people to legitimate options, it is yet to be seen how effective this attempt will be in the long run.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

September 3rd,2014

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Date:  Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Comments (16) (please add your comment »)

posted by ET junkieET lover (2014-09-03 15:19:51)
MadVillain avatarI have optimum online as my internet provider for years now and never had a prob with Dling stuff,but if I did theres always private trackers,and a number of other work arounds. They'll never stop piracy,need to give it a rest already

posted by men (2014-09-03 18:25:38)
ZerlindaX avatarNothing can't change people’s attitudes towards piracy. Every
month the piracy rate just keep getting bigger. With this sick
economy and high unemployment worldwide, you really people
care? The only real solution is for big media corporations is to
share some of them millions of dollars with the less fortunate
people, create more jobs. People are just fed up, hungry,
oppression and starving like Marvin with nothing to lose, lol.

posted by ET loverKitty (2014-09-03 20:41:18)
Movnator avatar@MadVillain, @ZerlindaX : Agreed. And sharing is in human nature, it cannot be stopped, no matter you name it piracy or something else. It's like for sharing pen, pencil or calculators with friends; all the stationers start complaining that it affects their sales so it's piracy & should be stopped. Lol.. Actually sharing movies & stuff online, in turn creates a lot of demand & interest for them, which eventually turns into business for these Companies. Curbing online sharing will not result into people lining outside expensive theaters, instead people will find the substitutes for such stuff like - reading, socializing, hiking or window shopping & theaters would still have those seats empty which remains empty now.

posted by (2014-09-03 21:30:05)
jumbo71 avatari agree with all above, thing is with these movie companies, you go into the cinema with family, 2adults 2 children, plus drinks sweets, you aint getting much change out of £75.00 if you want to watch the blockbusters in 3D,
thats alot of money to the average family income. yes its nice to go to the cinema and watch it on the big screen, but the downside is, hollywood keeps making remakes of old movies, which to be honest are just acceptable, in my eyes, they aint worth wasting that much on a film each month...
so hollywood spies, put down the prices and maybe just maybe you may get more into the cinemas watching the dribble you keep producing.

posted by (2014-09-03 22:46:35)
KingTubby avatari have never once received any such notice from anywhere... then again i know what to look out for when i download

posted by ET loverKitty (2014-09-04 01:07:21)
greymongel avatariv recevied mayb 3 or 4 in 5 years with my US iSP.....after the first one i dont even open or read the following ones......basically said they recevied a request with a timestamp, but they are just notifing me and they wont be doing anything unless asked by a court or judge.....i cant complain my ISP has been good to me so far ;>

posted by ET lover (2014-09-04 19:52:28)
ironwarrior avatarGood points made here that reiterate a concept I created years ago.

Several years ago, I was arguing with the self-righteous anti-fansub zealots on animenewsnetwork about the positive impact of fansubbing. I mentioned a concept I created in the earlier 90's called "saturation economics" (the standard corollary is "market saturation").

The primary example in my research dealt with Autodesk's AutoCAD, and how them became the dominant force in CAD software. Bentley's Microstation was (and still is) a far more robust system, but they initially required specific machinery through Intergraph with a hardwired daughterboard linked to their CD distribution--copying or sharing the software wasn't an option. Even when they re-coded their software for DOS/Windows, pirating the software was extremely difficult. AutoCAD, OTOH, was ridiculously simple. It was quite common for the stack of diskettes from the 80's through early 90's to be passed around, and almost every draftsman had a copy of AutoCAD at home as well as at the office.

While the makers of AutoCAD would make the occasional "bust," they basically kept a blind-eye to copying. Look at the industry now, and Autodesk software is the standard. "Saturation economics" through piracy enabled them to corner the industry (in CAD and BIM), even though AutoCAD is a still a pale shadow to Microstation. Bentley also "screwed the pooch" with their BIM software--Autodesk's Revit is really the only game in town on the architectural side.

Another example I related to the anti-piracy lemmings on animenewsnetwork was personal expenditures for anime. Before I downloaded fansubbed or pirated software, I spent maybe $100-$300 over a 5-8 year span. Once I started downloading anime, I ended up spending $1000-$3000 a year for DVD's, bluray's, and other merchandise; money I never would have spent had I not been part of the "saturation economics" life-cycle.

posted by (2014-09-04 21:44:12)
rachakaka avatarI have thought about this too.where i am all we get is throttling after 300 gig of downloading after a few times of throttling the isp black ball you and no one wants to register you anymore. So its a problem now. But i have thought if torrent sites and the Big studios work together I mean yes its expensive to buy a dvd or a game or anything we like. Rather charge us a monthly subsciption of say 20 dollars and piracy becomes legal and the studio gets a cut each month i mean over 70% of the world finds piracy acceptable people who do this. 20 dollars we can cover that should keep them happy i mean profit margains will rocket and rankings of shows and movies make a abit more.I mean do the maths even if each studio gets a dollar of lets say even Third of that % they would be smiling. But no Everyone is greedy.

posted by (2014-09-05 05:57:59)
kaiser avatarA few years ago when DVD's were all the rage for home movies I got fed up of having to take the DVD back because it froze half way though or wouldn't play at all. (Worst medium ever, should have been in a case like a floppy disk) A friend said why don't you try torrents? Been happy ever since even when it took days to dl with the old dial up.!!! So, when my 3 TIVO's, (that's 6 channels) record every (old) movie and new series from free to air TV and I zap all the commercials is that piracy? The channels even broadcast the times they will be on so I don't miss anything!

posted by (2014-09-05 10:20:10)
thedudez avatartorrents forever

posted by ET babySite FriendET junkieET loverGirlSun (2014-09-05 17:15:09)
cosmiclsd avatarPRIRACY??,,wat the heck's that??

posted by (2014-09-05 18:30:10)
No avatar"maybe even changing social norms." The young that they are targeting learn by examples from respected elders and leadership. How can they learn and be taught all the values that define a human being when the people in charge of the system are as crooked as hell. Everyday your reading about government officials, police, church clergy, bankers, lawyers, CEO's ripping the system off. The leaders of society saying to the young "Do as we say, not as we do." Where are the young to learn values when all around them the opposite is happening. When I learned values I looked to my elders for examples.

posted by (2014-09-05 22:03:29)
gonads90 avatarI've been torrenting for 20years.. never had an infringement.

posted by (2014-09-06 04:07:12)
No avatar@gonads90: You're a f'n idiot. I don't think you are using bit torrent. Bit torrent was created in 2001 (13 years, at best).

posted by (2014-09-08 00:57:04)
cyberjackcyberjack123 avatarmany workarounds such as VPN, peerblock, and enable random ports and encrypt connections (utorrent)

posted by (2014-09-10 01:41:29)
patrone avataryes indeed N#15

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